Resilient’s focus on prevention highlights programs that take action to prevent burnout, pathological stress and depression. Some of our notable programs are listed below. 

The Big/Little Sib Program
In the weeks preceding first year orientation, students are invited to complete a survey to be paired with a rising second-year who will become their ‘Big Sibling’ in medical school. Big Sibs serve as weathered veterans and mentors to incoming student transitioning to medical school. Big Sibs reach out and check-in with their little sibs frequently throughout the first year of medical school. 


Outdoor Pursuits 
Kentucky is beautiful! There are so many spectacular sights and places to visit. Outdoor pursuits take medical students away from the city as a group to experience relaxing hikes in areas such as Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge, and Mammoth Cave National Park. Transportation is provided in most cases.

Yoga Wednesday
Resilient hosts a morning yoga session in the hospital every Wednesday morning from 7:00-7:45 a.m. It’s a perfect way for first and second year students to relax and decompress right before class. 

Survival Guides
Resilient provides students with guides for each year of medical school. The guides are written by students and are comprised of helpful hints and tips for each course and rotation to help students stay encouraged and afloat.