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Liz Lawrence, MD, FACP
Director, UNM SOM Office of Physician and Student Wellness

Pam Arenella, MD
Humanities and Wellness Coordinator

Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, FACP
GME Wellness Director

Joyce Phillips, MD
Faculty Wellness Director

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SOM: Office of Physician and Student Wellness

Self Care Improves Patient Care

The UNM SOM Office of Physician and Medical Student Wellness is dedicated to:

  • Promoting deeper understanding of physician well-being and its importance in providing the highest quality of patient care;
  • Providing curriculum and resources to enable physicians and trainees to tend their personal well-being;
  • Fostering a learning environment that recognizes, supports and responds effectively to peers and colleagues in need of assistance;
  • Identifying, championing, and evaluating novel strategies to improve efficiency of practice for students, residents, and faculty;
  • Collaborating with colleagues to develop and assess the impact of individual and institutional wellness interventions.