Join the Learning Communities Institute (LCI) on Tuesday, 6/29 at 5pm EST/4pm CST/2pm PST for an upcoming seminar entitled “Enhanced Stress Resilience Training: New Directions in Improving Mental Health, Stress, and Performance in Medical Trainees” facilitated by Dr. Carter Lebares (Director of USCF Center for Mindfulness in Surgery and Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of California San Francisco) and Dr. Curt Pfarr (College Mentor and Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center).
Dr. Lebares will present her amazing research on Enhanced Stress Resilience Training (ESRT), a method of introducing mindfulness and resilience strategies to improve the wellness of surgery residents at UCSF. She will delve into her findings, how she successfully implemented a pilot ESRT program at her institution, and how ESRT may be used to cultivate wellness in medical trainees at all levels of education. She will then lead a Q&A about ESRT. Following this, Dr. Pfarr will lead a discussion about a pilot program which will apply ESRT to medical students at LCI-affiliated institutions, as well as explore future directions of generating wellness in medical schools.
We will format this seminar to include brief presentations, followed by plenty of time for Q&A. Bring your questions (and turn your screen on) for a lively discussion about mindfulness, its impact on medical trainees, and how you may be able to bring some of these ideas back to your home institution!
To sign up, please click this link (https://forms.gle/PU2RX15dUssRoxuR6). Attendance is free, and we will be sending out the Zoom information closer to the event. For any questions, please reach out to either Charles or Troy (contact information below). We hope to see many of you there!