Promoting community development, connection to others, and opportunities for leisure are important parts of holistic health.
Throughout the year, the GME Wellness team offers unique opportunities for socializing, meeting other trainees, and exploring Seattle. Some events gather residents and fellows around a commonality such as the international dinner, activities for parents with young children, or singles kayaking, but all events are open to the whole community. With these offerings, our hope is to foster joy and a sense of belonging for each resident or fellow and their family. Typical Wellness Event offerings include:
- Touring Theo’s Chocolate Factory
- International Welcome Dinner
- Boating on Lake Union
- Central Cinema Movie Screening
- Gingerbread Decorating
- LGTBQ Dinner
- Kayaking on Lake Washington
- Playspace Meet Up
- The Seattle Underground Tour
- Halloween Party for Parents with Young Children
- Private Cooking Demos
Additionally GME regularly offers a course on Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This subsidized, structured course is open to Residents, Fellows, Faculty and their family members or significant others. See below for any upcoming classes.