Wellness Resources


OHSU Family Network

Network of spouses and families of Medical Students, Residents and Fellows. OHSU Family Network is a support group, playgroup, social group and an affiliate of the Oregon Medical Association Alliance. Find out more.

Portland area self-help groups

Smart Recovery (CBT/non-religious)
Alcoholics Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous


Your work schedule at OHSU can be demanding and stressful. You may not be able to change your work schedule, but you can change how well your brain and body rests. If you have a hard time falling asleep, see below for relaxation apps and resources.

Sleep and Relaxation apps

Sleep Pillow for iTunes (Free)
Naturespace for iTunes( Free)
BreathPacer for iTunes ($2.99)
Lightning Bug for Android (Free)
Sleepy Time ($1.49)

"If [using a relaxation app] to help fall asleep, a general rule is that more irregular sounds (especially words) induce more fragmentation and arousal when people listen to them while trying to sleep. Noises that are more homogenized such as white noise can reduce sleep disruption from background noise and thus improve sleep."
- Chad Hagen, M.D. OHSU Sleep Disorders Program


Personal Best

Personal Best - by Atul Gawande, The New Yorker
Failure and Rescue - by Atul Gawande, The New Yorker
Mindfulness: Getting its Share of Attention - by David Hochman, The New York Times
Editing Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings - NPR

Resilience Building

Resilience Building Plan handout 


Being an excellent health care provider is something we all strive to be. But being a perfect one is not easy and may actually set you up to be vulnerable when a mistake, adverse medical event occurs or you receive critical feedback. Perfectionism can actually interfere with your ability to:

  • Have positive, healthy relationships with your colleagues and your friends and family
  • Learn and recover from setbacks
  • Be productive. (hint: trying to be perfect often leads to procrastination)

See where you score on the Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale 
How to Overcome Perfectionism handout