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Longitudinal Program for Physicians

In 2009, we published results of a year-long program in mindful communication in which community primary care physicians demonstrating enhanced mindfulness, empathy, and improvements in burnout and mood states, which have recently been replicated at other institutions. Three key factors in the program’s success were the formation of a learning community, specific mindfulness skills and permission to take time to engage in self-development. The syllabus includes a detailed description of each session, and is available to order in print and CD-ROM format.