Congratulations on reaching the end of Intern Year!
We hope that this has been a memorable and thought-provoking experience for you.
Please find below all resources from the game followed by the Additional Game Materials. These include four extra End of Rotation experiences that can be played as part of the Expanded version of the game (see instructions book for how to play). We believe these topics are integral to the discussion around physician wellness and depression but simply could not be fit within the Standard version
If you didn’t already see it as part of the Impostor Syndrome character vulnerability, you may want to take the time to read: tinyurl.com/InternYear-Grace — it’s a beautiful, graphically rendered editorial on the experience of being a first year physician.
Also, if your group did not experience a suicide, you may want to take the time to review the Suicide Postvention materials. The Washington Post editorial (tinyurl.com/InternYear-757suicides) and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention “After a Suicide” toolkit (tinyurl.com/InternYear-AFSP) are especially powerful. While painful, this is also a critical aspect of the conversation.
Lastly, we would also appreciate if you would be willing to share feedback. We are very interested in hearing what this experience is like for participants, including to inform future iterations of the game. At the same time, we are hoping to compile peoples’ responses from the open-ended discussion topics so that we can post them on this site (coming soon!). We are fascinated to see the collective wisdom of large groups for how best to navigate these difficult topics. The survey can be found at: tinyurl.com/InternYear-Feedback (note: the survey is somewhat long but you do not need to answer all the questions — please just respond to whatever you like).
If you’re interested in learning more about how to obtain copies of the game for your institution, please go to: tinyurl.com/InternYear-Order