Jun 16 2018: 8:00am–12:00pm

Joy in Our Work — How to Thrive in the Practice of Medicine

Lifespan, in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health, Rhode Island Medical Society, and the Amaral Endowment of the Rhode Island Hospital Foundation present "Joy in Our Work — How to Thrive in the Practice of Medicine", a workshop for physicians on Saturday, June 16, 2018. The Rhode Island Hospital Graduate Medical Education office has approved this symposium for 3.5 continuing medical education credits (CME). The event will feature Darrell Kirch, MD, president and chief executive officer of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

About the Speaker

A distinguished physician, educator, and medical scientist, Dr. Kirch has a career that spans all aspects of academic medicine and includes leadership positions at two medical schools and academic health systems, as well as at the National Institutes of Health. He speaks and publishes widely on the need for transformation in the nation’s health care system and how academic medicine can lead change across medical education, biomedical research, and patient care. He has been a champion for interprofessional education and practice, helping establish the Interprofessional Education Collaborative. Currently, he also co-chairs the National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being. 


Time Activity/Speaker
7:30 to 8 a.m. Breakfast
8 to 9:15 a.m. Darrell G. Kirch, MD
9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Daniel Shapiro, PhD
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion:

  • Optimizing the Electronic Medical Record
  • Recognizing and mitigating the warning signs of burnout
  • Resiliency and Mindfulness in Healthcare


11:45 a.m. to Noon Closing Comments












Learning Objectives

  • Detect signs of burnout in oneself and one’s colleagues 
  • Learn about coping and resiliency strategies and resources available for mitigation

Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation criteria and policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Lifespan. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
Credit Designation: Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This is a workshop for physicians and senior healthcare leaders working to elevate joy in delivering health care.

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More Information

For more information about this event, please contact Barbara Koll at Barbara.Koll@lifespan.org