Becoming A Physician: The Inner Journey

Friday, September 15, 2017
12:00pm to 1:00pm
HLB 1.111 | 1501 Red River

The Department of Medical Education will host "Becoming A Physician: The Inner Journey" by Ronald Epstein, MD, professor of Family Medicine, Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and co-director of its Mindful Practice Programs.

Epstein, author of "Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity," will explain how one may use mindfulness as an antidote to physician burnout and refocuses physicians on what matters most. Epstein is a family physician, palliative care physician, writer, researcher and teacher of communication and mindful practice in medicine.

Lunch will be provided in the lobby beginning at 11:45 a.m. After the talk, Epstein will sign books from 1-1:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase. RSVP >

Speaker Bio

Ronald Epstein, MD — family physician, teacher, researcher and writer — has devoted his career to understanding and improving patient-physician communication, quality of care and clinician mindfulness. He has conducted groundbreaking research into communication in medical settings and developed innovative educational programs that promote mindfulness, communication and self-awareness.

Epstein directs the Center for Communication and Disparities Research and co-directs the Deans Teaching Fellowship program and Mindful Practice Programs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he is a professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Medicine (Palliative Care). A graduate of Wesleyan University and Harvard Medical School, he is recipient of lifetime achievement awards relating to communication and humanism, a Fulbright fellowship in Barcelona and fellowships at the University of Sydney and the Brocher Institute in Geneva. He has published over 250 articles and book chapters.