A variety of professional development offerings designed to facilitate wellness and community building, such as book clubs and movie nights, are offered by the Office of Women in Medicine and Science. Nutrition consultations and a variety of wellness workshops are available free of charge to faculty paid through Brown University. Support and resources for all faculty experiencing health issues are provided by the Rhode Island Medical Society's Physician Health Program. The American Medical Association has a “STEPS Forward” module on prevention of burnout.
A Brown faculty appointment comes with a number of perks and benefits. Bear Bargains is a discount program for all members of the Brown community. A Brown ID Card allows students, faculty, and staff access to a variety of discounts and services in the Providence area and beyond. In partnership with Working Advantage, Brown community members may also access national discounts for travel, concerts, sporting events, tours, and more! To register for Working Advantage, follow these instructions.
Information on financial wellness and literacy is presented in an engaging "Money Minutes" podcast from the Brown Emergency Medicine Department. Specifically created for physicians, the podcast discusses everything from investment strategies and debt management, to physicians and the "gig economy."
A variety of initiatives and opportunities regarding faculty wellness are sponsored by the AAMC including their Statement on Commitment to Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, their Well-being in Academic Medicine initiative, and their partnership with the National Academy of Medicine on the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience.