Wellness and Mentorship

Duke Radiology considers the psychological, emotional, and physical well-being of our residents to be of paramount importance. We believe that these are key factors in training radiologists who are competent, caring, and resilient. The following wellness and mentorship initiatives are ways we help our residents find a healthy work/life balance.

Wellness Committee

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Wellness Committee is to create a culture of wellness by fostering an environment that encourages and promotes the well-being, mindfulness, and resilience of Duke Radiology Residents through activities and initiatives in the workplace, as well as extra-curricular activities focused on physical and mental health. The Wellness Committee is composed of one member from each residency class, regardless of whether the member is DR or Integrated IR resident.

Committee Members:

  • Jessica Houk M.D. Chair
  • Alison Vasan M.D.
  • Gary Sulioti M.D.
Residents sitting on a bench

Resident Houses

The Resident House Program was initiated nearly five years ago to facilitate peer support and mentoring. There are four Resident Houses (House Becquerel, House Curie, House Gray, and House Roentgen) with each House consisting of twelve to thirteen residents. At the beginning of the academic year, every incoming first-year resident is welcomed into one of the four Houses. Several on-campus Resident House lunches are organized throughout the year and off-campus House get-togethers are encouraged.

Radiology Book Club

The Radiology Book Club creates a space for residents and faculty to discuss a range of topics from wellness to diversity in a safe and casual atmosphere. The Radiology Book Club meets every other month and is usually hosted by a faculty member at their home.

Recently Discussed Books:

  • Weather by Jenny Offill
  • The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
  • Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine by Damon Tweedy
  • Exit West: A Novel by Mohsin Hamid
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders, Nick Offerman, et al.
  • Little Fires Everywhere: A Novel by Celeste Ng
Book Club Group

Duke Personal Assistance Service

Personal Assistance Service (PAS) is the faculty/employee assistance program of Duke University and Health System that offers assessment, short-term counseling, and referrals to help resolve a range of personal, work, and family problems. Please visit the website to learn more.

Emotional Support and Well-being Line

The Emotional Support and Well-being Line is a Duke hotline staffed by a team of social workers, psychology fellows, psychiatry residents, psychiatrists, and psychologists. The team offers support and links to other services. The line can be reached at (919) 681-1631.

Applying To Duke

Imagine your future at Duke Radiology!

We sincerely hope that you will consider joining our Duke Radiology community. Please click on the link below to learn about our application and interview process. We also encourage you to contact us for more information about our program.