Course overview

Practical Tools for Building Clinician Resilience and Reducing Burnout

This course will cover some of the burnout issues that fellows face in completing a robust curriculum, and will provide different techniques and strategies on being resilient and reducing burnout.

Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2018 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

1 hour 15 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • This workshop addresses both burnout and resiliency and introduces clinicians to a range of practical, evidence-based tools that they can incorporate into their personal and professional lives at any stage of their career. This workshop also introduces clinicians to a multimodal, evidence-based framework for thinking about resilience and provides a model (the Benson-Henry Institute’s SMART Program) for future exploration of resiliency tools. The SMART Program is the outgrowth of years of clinical experience and research and one of few such programs currently in existence. This multimodal resiliency program targets stress with three main components: mind-body skills building (participants are taught a variety of different meditation techniques, mini relaxations, walking meditation, and yoga), traditional stress awareness/management techniques to decrease stress reactivity, and practicing adaptive strategies through healthy lifestyle behaviors (sleep, exercise, nutrition, and social support) and cognitive reappraisal and adaptive coping skills (borrowed from evidence-based psychotherapeutic practices).
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Describe the physiologic mechanisms by which mind-body practices reduce the stress response
    • Explain how mindful practice can enhance patient care and communication skills
    • List 5 techniques for increasing resilience to stress and demonstrate three such approaches

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

About Darshan
Dr. Mehta received his BA in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University and an MD from University of Texas-Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of Illinois-Chicago Hospital. He completed a clinical research fellowship in complementary and integrative medicine at the Harvard Medical School Osher Research Center (now based at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Division of General Medicine), during which he received a Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

He is the medical director of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH. His educational and research interests include curricular development in complementary and integrative medical therapies, mind/body educational interventions in health professions training, and promotion of professionalism in medical trainees. He directs medical student and resident rotational experiences in integrative medicine for BHI-MGH and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Mehta sees patients in a consultative role for use of complementary and integrative medical therapies, as well as mind/body interventions for stress management and stress reduction.

Dr. Mehta is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is also active in the Massachusetts Medical Society, and is a member of the American College of Physicians. Dr. Mehta is a former diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and has completed professional training in mindfulness-based stress reduction at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is presently the Associate Director of Student Affairs for the AIHM Integrative Medicine Fellowship.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.