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Resident Assistance & Support

From time-to-time, we all encounter personal or substance abuse problems that can affect our relationships, our work performance, and our physical and emotional well-being.  A residency can be especially stressful on the resident, the spouse and children with little time and a lot of work hours.  Marriages are especially challenged.  There are several resources available for residents and fellows who need assistance with well-being, stress, or substance abuse issues.

InSight is the employee assistance program of University Health Systems including Pitt County Memorial Hospital. InSight provides short-term, confidential counseling and referral services to help resolve concerns that may affect personal well-being or job performance. Participation is voluntary and completely confidential.

The staff is comprised of licensed mental health professionals.  The services of InSight are offered free of charge to PCMH/BSOM resident and fellow physicians, their spouses and their children (18 years of age and younger).  There is no limit on the number of sessions to the resident or their family members.  The main office of InSight is near Pitt County Memorial Hospital, at 626 Medical Drive, Greenville, N.C.

InSight can be reached at: (252) 847-4357 or InSight@pcmh.com for more information or to make an appointment.

North Carolina Physicians Health Program (NCPHP) is a not-for-profit independent corporation initially established by the NC Medical Society to assist physicians who have been impaired by alcohol, chemical dependency, or behavior issues.  “The North Carolina program is designed to identify and assist trouble physicians before they endanger their patients or themselves….  Nearly 90 percent of North Carolina physicians participating in our program are in recovery and have actively retuned to the safe practice of medicine.”

For more information, check out http://www.ncphp.org/.  For assistance, please call NC Physicians Health Program at 800-783-6792.

Resident/Fellow Liaison

The Institution provides a staff member to assist you in preparing for life after training.  The Resident/Fellow Liaison is available to help you prepare your CV, find job opportunities, and even help you get ready for a job interview.  The Resident/Fellow Liaison provides regular education programs for all residents and fellows (and their spouses) on financial planning, insurance, legal issues, and debt management.  You can contact the Resident/Fellow Liaison at 847-3708.

March 17, 2009

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