Mindfulness & Medicine: 

Foundation and Clinical Application

Mindfulness is a powerful, evidence-based tool in medical practice, yet few health care providers receive education on its use.

This 4-week webinar course explores the role of mindfulness in practice and its effectiveness in resilience building and burnout prevention for clinicians of all specialties.

Beginning with a historical perspective and research update, the course builds to include case examples, clinical applications, and experiential exercises for immediate use in practice.

The attendee will gain a broad understanding of the topic and how it may be applied in both personal and professional settings.

A rich collection of resources and references complements the course content.

For Physicians & Allied Healthcare Professionals. 




*The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits


May 7, 2019

Mindfulness & Medicine: Introduction & Research Update

May 14, 2019

Overview of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

May 21, 2019

Mindful Language Empathy, Compassion 

May 28, 2019

Synthesis, Clinical Application, Next Steps 

About the Course

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, and allied health care providers in medical practice, training, and educational settings.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and Physician Wellness & Resilience. The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:  All author(s), contributor(s), editor(s), and CME Office Reviewer(s) state that they do not have any financial arrangements with commercial interests that could constitute a conflict of interest.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the history of mindfulness.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of mindfulness in mainstream medicine.
  • Describe physiologic benefits of mindfulness to practitioner and patient.  
  • Demonstrate understanding of the development and evolution of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).
  • Describe five standard elements of MBSR training and their utility in practice.
  • Identify four medical conditions where MBSR has proven beneficial.
  • Describe how to introduce mindfulness into practice.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the nuanced difference between empathy and compassion and how this can be harnessed to enhance the patient encounter and mitigate clinician burnout.
  • Identify mindful use of language in the medical interaction and how this can be introduced into your day-to-day practice.
  • Describe the benefits of mindfulness on clinician wellbeing.
  • Demonstrate mastery of three mindfulness practices for immediate use.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing no less than 30 days before the course will be refunded, less a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.



For questions about the course, please contact Course Coordinator at: info.pwr.cme@gmail.com 



Registration fee includes course materials, certificate of participation (upon completion of requirements).

              ATTENDEE TYPE                             FEES             

Physicians  ——————————–       $545.00

Allied Clinicians  ————————-       $455.00

Trainees (documentation required) ———       $345.00 


Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP, is Board certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, and integrative medicine.  Dr. McClafferty writes and speaks nationally on physician well-being, resiliency, effective stress management and coping skills in medicine, and collaborates with colleagues on national research initiatives on physician wellbeing. She has authored two books: Mind-Body Medicine in Clinical Practice and Integrative Pediatrics: Art, Science, and Clinical Application. Dr. McClafferty is a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, Founding Director of the Pediatric Integrative Medicine in Residency program, University of Arizona, College of Medicine, Associate Professor, College of Medicine University of Arizona (through 2018), and Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, at Tucson Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona.


"...a required read for all health care providers..."

John D. Mark MD

Clinical Professor Pediatrics, Stanford University

"Dr. McClafferty had a great mix of information and interactive time."

Michael T. Randle MD, FACP

Chief Medical Officer, UCHealth Medical Group

"Addressing a big gap in pediatrics and physician wellness literature."

Ami K.

Amazon Reviewer

"An incredibly innovative book for the clinician!"

Pediatric MD

Amazon Reviewer

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