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Physician Wellness

In the event of a counseling/behavioral health emergency after hours or on holidays and weekends, to reach a counselor on call, please call:

  • During Regular Business Hours: Counseling Services at 901-448-5056
  • After Hours: Counseling Services after hours emergency number at 901-690-2273
  • Any Time: Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 988 OR Crisis Text by texting TALK to 741741

Your residency or fellowship can be one of the most rewarding yet challenging times of your life. GME at the UT Health Science Center recognizes that you need to concentrate on your own mental and physical wellness to help you better serve your patients and lead a healthier, happier life. These resources can help maintain your well-being by lowering your stress, identifying problem areas, avoiding burnout, and learning how to achieve a healthy work/life balance.

Anonymous Resident/Fellow Comment Form

The GME anonymous comment form goes directly to the Associate and Assistant Dean of GME and is independently investigated and followed up on by the office.

College of Medicine Professionalism Reporting

The COM link goes to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, and from there is referred to the correct entity to deal with the professionalism violation (e.g. to dept. chair for faculty issues)

Lactation Room Locations

Memphis VAMC Lactation Room Information


  • 4th floor, main bed tower (F406)- code press 2&4 at the same time and then press 3, semiprivate
  • Women’s Locker Room- Room# AWG11, PIV access, private
  • Women’s Center- Room# 5206B, private

Milk Storage Capability: Milk storage is available for 4th floor and Locker Room

Point of Contact:
Charmin Thomas, DNSc, APN, BC
Women’s Veteran Program Manager
Memphis VAMC Women’s Center 5109 B
901.523.8990 Extension 6612

Baptist Memorial Hospital Lactation Room Information

Location: GME Suite - 6025 Walnut Grove, Suite 417 – Plaza One

Milk Storage Capability: Same as above.

Regional One Health Lactation Room Information

Location: Rout Building Room E233 (when buzzed through the double doors take a right and it is the first door on the right).

Milk Storage Capability: Storage available in the Stollerman Library – Resident Lounge, Room A528

St. Jude Lactation Room Information


visual image of lactation rooms

Milk Storage Capability: Located in most Mother’s room. Call Occupational Health for more details regarding refrigeration and storage.

Point of Contact for Mother Room Reservations:
Occupational Health

Methodist University Hospital Lactation Room Information

Location: 1 Thomas, Administration Hallway

Milk Storage Capability: Same as above.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital Lactation Room Information


  • Main Hospital
    • 4th Floor (near Pod A and Pod C)
    • 5th floor (PICU area)
    • 9thand 11 floor.
  • Research Tower
    • Resident Education Space, 6th floor
    • Ground floor near North elevators.

Milk Storage Capability:

  • Main Hospital - Resident Work Room , 12th floor
  • Research Tower – Resident Education Space – 6th floor

Point of Contact for Research Tower Room Reservations:

Derrell Bryant - 901.287.5319
Vanessa Hodges - 901.287.6756

Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown

Location: OB/GYN Residency Offices, 7th floor

Milk Storage Capability: Same as above.

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford

Location: 3rd and 6th floor lactation rooms (near visitor elevators); EM Residency Offices; resident sleep rooms

Milk Storage Capability: Unit breakrooms and Emergency Medicine Residency offices

Ascension Saint Thomas West

Location: 4th floor lactation room; 1st floor medical education sleep room

Milk Storage Capability: Cardiology, Surgery, and Internal Medicine trainee work rooms

Saint Francis Hospital

Location: 7th floor at end of hall on postpartum unit.

Milk Storage Capability: Same as above.

Residents outside

Residents in the hospital hallway

Residents in the hospital hallway

group of female residents

Three residents at the Orpheum Theatre

Two residents canoeing

Overburdened by professional or personal stress? All our residents have access to the 2023 Cigna Employee Assistance Program (EAP), giving access to professional and personal counseling, home life resources such as child, elder, and pet care programs, repairs, and more. The EAP also offers several webinars on life and professional management. The EAP is available by phone, email, or online through your Cigna account. Below are additional links to the many services provided through EAP. The EAP also offers a number of webinars on life and professional management. The EAP is available by phone, email, or online through your Cigna account.

EAP 1.877.622.4327
EAP web access:
Employer ID: utgme

May 21, 2024