Fatigued residents at The University of Toledo Medical Center now will be able to unwind by watching their favorite television shows or catching up on sleep in the new resident lounge in Mulford Library.Located on the ground level of the building near the resident call room, the lounge area features a few rooms equipped with a high-definition television, bed, large leather couch, a table and chairs, two secure computers from which patient files can be accessed, and a treadmill.
“The lounge is a really nice place,” said Dr. Mustafa Nazzal, a resident of general surgery. “It is a great way to meet other residents and socialize.”
All UTMC residents will be able to enjoy the lounge.
“This lounge shows just one of the many ways in which the University invests in graduate medical education and its health profession students, and I hope the space is well-used,” Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, chancellor, executive vice president for biosciences and health affairs, and dean of the College of Medicine and Life Sciences, said during a recent reception and open house for the new lounge.
“Its function is highly significant, as it recognizes the challenge of fatigue encountered by residents and offers them a way to prevent it,” Gold said.
The lounge is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Medical Education.