Thomas Jefferson University

Emotional Health & Wellness Program for House Staff

The years of residency can be among the most exciting and gratifying of a person’s life.  However, being a resident can also cause significant amounts of stress and uncertainty.  During these years, you may find it helpful to have additional support and encouragement. The psychiatric physicians of the Emotional Health and Wellness Program (EHWP) are available to provide the assistance and guidance House Staff officers need to achieve personal and professional success. 

The goals of the EHWP for House Staff are to help identify problems early and promote efforts towards wellness and balance.  There are many benefits to seeking support and counseling, particularly for a training physician.  Counseling can help improve relationships with friends and family, help one manage stress more effectively, and help improve well-being.  Research suggests that promoting the well-being amongst resident physicians is linked to better interactions with colleagues, enhanced patient relationships and improved performance in patient care. 

The Emotional Health and Wellness Program for House Staff is staffed by a team of psychiatrists who not only have the personal experience of medical training but also have expertise counseling residents and physicians.  The program offers individual counseling, psychiatric consultation, as well as wellness workshops and health programs throughout the year.  All Thomas Jefferson University House Staff are eligible for three visits without charge per year.

Scheduling an Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital House Staff can schedule an appointment by contacting Dr. Deanna Nobleza, Director of the Emotional Health and Wellness Program for House Staff, at 215-503-2817.  House Staff should leave their name and contact information on the confidential voicemail and Dr. Nobleza will return their call within one business day.

The EHWP for House Staff is located at 833 Chestnut Street, Suite 230.  Hours are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Early morning and evening appointments are sometimes available.