Women’s Retreat

Women in Healthcare: The Pursuit of Wellness

This activity has been approved for 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.


March 2-4, 2022

April 20-22, 2022

Dec 7-9, 2022

April 19- 21, 2023

Dec 6-8, 2023

Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Virtual Course via Zoom

Target Audience: All women in healthcare: physicians, scientists, nurses, dentists, etc.

Program Overview: A 3 day interactive, CME approved retreat that focuses on individualized wellness for practitioners. Individualized assessments and reports are provided. Learn while participating in highly engaging activities, whole and small group learning sessions, and giving/receiving real-time feedback centered around personal and professional growth and well-being. Learn skills and techniques to promote wellness, joy, and purpose. The AMA states that healthcare workers can suffer from burnout; however, there are “targeted solutions to support…wellness, including personalized learning on best practices to prevent…burnout, rediscover joy in medicine, [and] creating a culture of team-based care and improving practice efficiency.”

Activities: Participants will engage in various teaching strategies including group discussions, case-based discussions, role plays, Q&A, and practice to develop knowledge and skills.

Program Goals:

  1. To empower women to reflect, self-assess, and dive deep into priorities, values, and meaning related to wellness.
  2. To reflect on risk factors and strategies to prevent, reduce, or manage stress, burnout, and impairment.
  3. To enhance resilience, focus on self-care, practice MBSR, and build emotional intelligence.
  4. To empower women to communicate more effectively through negotiating, assertiveness, and conflict management at home and work.


Charlene M. Dewey, MD, MEd, MACP
Professor of Medicine/Medical Education and Administration
Assistant Dean for Educator Development
Director, Center for Professional Health
Chair, Faculty Wellness Committee

Caroline Post Cone, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
Assistant in Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine Course
Director, Center for Professional Health

Kristine Tatosyan-Jones, MD, MBA
Board Certified Family Medicine Physician, Department of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine
Faculty Member, Center for Professional Health

Registration required!

Early Bird Price: $675 (on or before October 31, 2021)

General Pricing: $750 (on or after October 31, 2021)

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nursing Education and Professional Development, is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

3-day Program Content:

Conceptual Frameworks

Meaning, Purpose, and Value


Four Strategies of Resilience


Individualized Assessment Reports



Conflict Management

Goal setting

Goal keeping

Evaluations & Summary

Course Participants' Testimonials