Meaning and Purpose in Medicine 2017

Winona, MN US
October 6, 2017 to October 7, 2017

Course Directors: Dr. Andrew Majka and Dr. Dennis Manning

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This is the first year of the inter professional educational symposium, focusing on professionalism and burnout including reflections on relevant Mayo history, Mayo values, spirituality, and particularly relevant quotations of Sr. Generose Gervais on meaning and purpose in medicine.

This is a 1.5 day course exploring topics related to professionalism and burnout.  This will be a combination of didactic and dynamic group discussion.

Target Audience

This course is designed for physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, residents, medical students, and chaplains who may want to learn more about professionalism and burnout.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe self-health techniques in the domain of empathy and compassion
  • List techniques useful in preventing or mitigating professional burnout
  • Describe the connection between Mayo Values and traditional concepts of virtues

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 ABIM
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Event starts: 
10/06/2017 - 7:00pm
Event ends: 
10/07/2017 - 4:30pm
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona Campus
700 Terrace Heights
Winona, MN 55987
United States


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and John Paul II Institute. The Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 6.5 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Participation information will be shared with ABIM through PARS.

Available Credit

  • 6.50 ABIM
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Accreditation Period

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