Strategy: This year, the daily challenges have been expanded and allow for more time for consideration and submissions.
Prizes: Winners will be selected by our committee after April 13, and winning teams will be contacted mid-April.
NB: All submissions will be available for use by ACEP for later publications, re-posting, etc.
You can enter the Group Challenge either as a department (faculty or staff) or as a residency program (residents + faculty). You will need to declare a team captain and number of team members.
Participation and prizes are based on your department/team’s completion of two steps:
Due to significant interest, the deadline has been EXTENDED!
Members from the ACEP Well-Being Committee will judge all participants who meet the above criteria. The panel will select one winner from each of the activity option categories. Prizes include iEMWell t-shirts, commemorative plaque, feature during Wellness Week 2019, and a write-up in ACEP Now. One team captain/lead organizer chosen from the winning team will receive free registration to ACEP19 in Denver, CO!
Winning teams will be notified by email mid-April.
Let’s get started!
Write a mission statement for your department/residency team with focus on the well-being of all members. This statement should be signed and endorsed by your medical director, department chair, or residency director.
If your department already has a mission statement, great! Now is a good time to re-examine it to ensure it matches your groups current vision and goals. If writing a departmental wellness mission statement for the first time, draft some ideas and set up a meeting to discuss with leadership.
We recommend your statement include multiple wellness dimensions (i.e. physical, social, intellectual, financial, emotional, occupational, spiritual). This statement should center around inclusivity, attainability, and be supportive of the well-being of EM physicians and/or residents.
Choose from one of the following activities to complete as a group/team. Attach documentation/media etc. demonstrating completion of your chosen activity, along with the registration form and your signed mission statement.
Option 1: Step Challenge
Option 2: Demonstration of Wellness Activity Participation
Option 3: Gratitude Challenge
Option 4: Random Acts of Kindness Challenge