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The USC Nephrology Fellowship Program and LAC+USC Medical Center care deeply about trainee wellness. Here are some of the resources available to our trainees:

  • Second Victim/H3 Team - LAC+USC trained members debrief after adverse events

  • Training Wellness Champions - for residents and fellows, peer group support

  • Monthly “Mindfulness in Medicine” Classes

  • Free and Confidential individual meetings with the GME Director of Wellness and Clinical Health Psychologist, Dr. Tobi Fishel.

    Phone: 615-218-6020

  • Partner Evening Workshops twice a year

  • Sports teams around town: Clubwaka, Zogsports, UrbansportsLA

  • Mind-Body/Stress Management Activities offered throughout training

  • Free Yoga at Keck from 5pm-6pm every Thursday. Contact Elizabeth O’Toole at

  • GME Hotline, 323-409-Line (5463). Trainees can call with ANY issues, complaints, and suggestions.

  • 24 Hour Mental Health Hotline, 323-409-6925, available 24/7

  • Mindful USC App is free to trainees and provides mindfulness practices and schedule of classes.

  • Resident/fellow appreciation week in March that includes exciting Grand Raffle Prizes.

  • Coordinating efforts with resident, fellow, student, and faculty wellness initiatives

For more information, contact Tobi Fishel, PhD at