Resident Wellness

Group exercising

Residency can be a stressful time in ones lives. Physical, mental, and emotional wellness are equally important components for overall health; we do our best to promote and maintain a culture of camaraderie, support, and wellness throughout residency. Below you will find some ways we are actively maximizing wellness.

Resident Events

  • Pickleball
  • Ropes Course and Zipline Challenge Course at the Charleston County Parks
  • Group Yoga
  • Oyster Roast
  • Group Soccer
  • Pumpkin Carving contest
  • Holiday Party


  • Free breakfast on Tuesdays at morning conference
  • Monthly lunch at Academic Day and Cadaver Labs
  • Monthly meal allowance, can be used in cafeterias and on-campus Starbucks
  • MUSC Farmers Market on the Greenway


  • Free MUSC Wellness Center Membership for Residents, and a discounted yearly membership for spouses
  • Weights, resistance bands, and bench equipment in the Resident Office
  • Cooper River Bridge Run
  • Quarterly Adventure Out outdoor yoga series

Employee Health

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP): Free mental health resources and counseling services available 24/7 to Residents


Operation: La Sierra

Previously, we had we implemented a grant-funded voluntary wellness initiative which involved both faculty and residents. That program encouraged and educated participants in the importance of regular exercise, balanced nutrition, stress management, and adequate sleep, among others, in a team-based approach with scheduled exercise sessions and team-building activities.

That program named "Operation: La Sierra", after the California high school became famous for its physical education program in the 1960s, aimed to increase awareness of the importance of a balanced lifestyle and provide support and resources to establish life long habits of personal health. Please see below for Publications regarding that initiative.


Group in exercise class