Mindfulness Curriculum

Based on new data showing that mindfulness practice can improve or prevent burnout, which has a significant impact on physician well-being and ability to deliver compassionate patient care, senior resident Yarden Fraiman and recent BCRP graduate Alexandra Coria developed a week-long mindfulness meditation curriculum for the BCRP. Last year, Yarden and a team of residents, chief residents and faculty piloted the curriculum for interns. It includes a noon conference series, an evening curriculum, and daily emails that introduce a variety of mindfulness techniques that residents can use on the job to reduce stress, improve sleep, and improve overall wellness by being mindful in the present moment. There are plans to expand into a multicenter randomized controlled trial across the country in pediatric residencies.