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Flourishing at Work: Cultivating an Undivided Life in Medicine

Session 2: Curiosity and Deep Listening
This multi-session series seeks to enhance a sense of flourishing while mitigating the effects of burnout in our professional lives. We will explore clinical experiences through the lens of attention, awareness and reflection. Methods will include contemplative practices, interactive discussions, and dyadic sharing of medical narratives. The objectives are to help participants recognize the depth of our engagement with work, the potential to discover its meaning, and the capacity to build on our personal and collective strengths.

Presented by 
Michael S Krasner, MD
Patricia Lück, MBChB, MPhil PallMed, MSc MedHum
Frederick J. Marshall, MD

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Experience how perception is conditioned by our own mental models, assumptions, judgments, interpretations, and embellishments.
  • Describe how awareness of one’s perceptions allows us to set preconceptions aside and be more attentive and present in the face of the suffering.
  • Understand the power of and barriers to attentive observation and critical curiosity in clinical practice.
  • Understand how formal practice, informal practice, narrative, appreciative inquiry, and other approaches can enrich self-awareness and mindfulness.
  • Explore meaningful experiences in clinical practices and how our attention, intentions and attitudes affect our experiences at work.

Co-Sponsored by URSMD Office for Faculty Development and URMC Medical Faculty
and Clinician Wellness Program

Save-the Date for Sessions 3-6
March 11:  Relationship to Suffering/Compassion in Medicine | 1-9555
April 8:  Our Own Grief: Empathic Self-care  |  2-7520
May 6:  Working in Teams: Mindful Collaboration  |  LeChase Assembly Hall, G-9576
June 3:  Building Personal and Institutional Resilience  | 2-7520

Participants are strongly encouraged to commit to attending the entire series as each session will build on the previous one.
To register, please email:
Light lunch will be served

The Flourishing at Work Series is a qualifying activity for the URMC Malpractice Premium Differential Program. In-person attendance at any six wellness seminars is needed to qualify for malpractice reduction.

ACCREDITATION The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CERTIFICATION  The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Monday, February 4, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

School of Medicine and Dentistry, LeChase Assembly Hall | G.9576
415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY 14642

Event Type

Medicine and Healthcare, Continuing Education


Faculty, Health Care Professionals

Office for Faculty Development
Contact Phone or Email

Continuing Education Credits

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits(s)TM

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