Postgraduate Medical Education

Resident Well-Being

Residency is a busy and stressful time, and it is important that residents can perform to the best of their abilities. The Office of Learner Advocacy and Wellness (LAW) was developed to meet health and well-being needs of University of Alberta medical learners.

The Resident Well-Being Committee was established to act on behalf of medical residents. The Committee is comprised of staff representatives from the Faculty and volunteer residents. Residents are invited to join and represent their specialty or subspecialty.

The Resident Well-Being Committee provides resources and support for residents that maximize their own and their family’s health and well-being. The services offered to residents include accommodation for students with special circumstances and counselling sessions on personal, professional, or academic issues.

The Resident Well-Being Committee acts broadly by helping to co-ordinate well-being events for residents. The Committee also advocates on behalf of residents in work, academic and personal areas. The co-chairs are available to assist on an individual level.


For further information please contact the co-chairs:

Dr. Erica Dance: erdance@ualberta.ca
Dr. Bina Nair: bnair@ualberta.ca
Dr. Jessica Foulds: jwylie@ualberta.ca