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Well-being and Resiliency Resources at Prisma Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine

The Graduate Medical Education department is dedicated to ensuring that residents, fellow physicians and dentists maintain their physical and mental well-being while they complete their training programs. Residency and fellowship can be a stressful time as you pursue postgraduate education. We encourage you to take care of yourself so that you can enjoy the greatest benefit from your training experiences at Prisma Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Columbia.

Rachel Brown, MDThe Prisma Health–Midlands Care System is also invested in making sure the Medical Staff as well as the House Staff are supported. We are excited that the Prisma Health Resiliency Advisory Council was recently launched to examine ways to help physicians navigate and thrive during the many changes and shifts in health care delivery. Rachel Brown, MD, is the Wellness Medical Director leading this exciting movement within our system. Dr. Brown is also an alumna of our family medicine residency program. 

The council recognizes the need to promote ways for physicians to attain greater satisfaction from their life’s work during this time of health care change because there is a direct correlation to patient quality, safety and patient centered care. Residents, fellow physicians and dentists will be offered opportunities to acquire additional evidence-based resiliency tools and learn ways to decrease stress and bring joy and meaning to their practice of medicine as well as in personal life.


If you are experiencing a difficult situation, please don't hesitate reach out:
Manager’s Crisis Line Beeper: 803-352-0400

Stephanie A. John, MS, LMFT/S, LAC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Supervisor, and Addiction Counselor who joined the Prisma Health in July of 2016 assuming leadership roles in the provision and development of social, emotional, and mental wellness resources for team members.  Prior to her work at Prisma Health, she served as the Clinical Director of Collaborative Community Services at Community Reach Center in Adams County, Colorado. Stephanie serves as the Prisma Health Employee Assistance Manager, Prisma Health Counseling Manager and the liasion for Professional Practice Council. She specializes in counseling for individuals, adolescents, teens, families, grief depression, anxiety, and stress. 
Stephanie and her team of counselors can be reached at 803-296-5879 and she can be reached directly at 803-296-5973.

Prisma Health knows the best way to take care of the community is to begin by taking care of its team members—in all the aspects of life that matter. Learn more about these important resources available to all resident and fellow physicians:

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

EAP provides counseling, assessment, referral and education services for Prisma Health employees and their families.

Learn More About EAP


Excercise is an important part of keeping your mind and body primed for learning and the everyday challenges you face. Check out the great facilities available to you through your Prisma Health–Midlands/USC School of Medicine Columbia affiliation. 

Fitness Resources

Well-being and Resiliency Resources

Links to contacts and resources