We believe that wellness starts with the program design.  The most important patient that any resident needs to take care of is the one in the mirror.  Wellness encompasses many different aspects of life and comes in all shapes and sizes.  For our Med-Peds residents, we have built a curriculum around wellness: peer mentoring (wellness groups), team building, fitness, mindfulness, resiliency, financial wellness, meditation, spirituality, and much more!

We also participate in other wellness initiatives including the institutional resident Wellness Committee pioneered by the AMC Graduate Medical Education Council as well as the Pediatrics Department and Internal Medicine Department initiatives.

Maintaining “resident wellness” and a healthy work-life balance is important to our Med-Peds program.  Even though work can be busy, our residents and faculty frequently find time to relax, have fun, and simply enjoy life outside of work.   The Capital District is a great place to explore!

Axe throwing @ The Lazy Axe, Albany, NY

Happy hour @ Savoy Taproom, Albany, NY

“Med-Peds Mafia Family”

Working on our laser tag skills

A perfect 300 for Rizwan

Our favorite internet browsers at Halloween!

Med-Peds holiday party, December 2019

All smiles at graduation

All dressed up for Halloween at REDD!

Enjoying a day in the park

Representing AMC at NMPRA 2018 in Orlando, FL.

Bringing the Med-Peds party to the annual IM Winter Soiree

Reunion: Drs. Kurian (class of 2016), Verrico, & El-Hage (class of 2016) at ACP in Philadelphia, 2019

Peds Graduation 2019

Enjoying fall festivities in the Capital Region

Trying to win all the tickets at Dave and Busters

Ready to rock the zip line course during our Med-Peds retreat

Taken before the Haunted Hayride, these smiles didn’t last

Feeling accomplished after finishing the zip line course

Class of 2020 Graduation