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Mindfulness-Based Medical Practice


An eight-week program for physicians and other health care professionals.

The next session is scheduled May 8 — June 26, 2015. Offered in both English and French.

Time: Fridays, 3:00 pm– 5:30 pm

A 6-hour retreat will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2015 from 9:00 am—3:00 pm.

Place: Montreal Institute of Applied Mindfulness, 6000 chemin de la Côte-des-Neiges, Suites #110-115, Montreal, Québec H3S 1Z8.  Tel.: 514.272.2832

By metro: Côte-des-Neiges station

By bus: 161, 165 & (535) 
( ) Rush hour service only

Parking: Street parking is usually available.   

Led by: Drs. Tom Hutchinson & Patricia Dobkin

Cost: $750.00 (for M.D.s), $600.00 (for Ph.D.s, R.N.s, other health care professionals)

If you are interested, please complete the registration form posted below and send it to us by angelica [dot] todireanu [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) , fax (514-398-5111) or mail (Programs in Whole Person Care, McGill University, 546 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC H2W 1S6) and we will contact you to schedule a pre-course interview.

Registration Form  [.doc]

This program in Mindfulness-Based Practice is designed to foster well-being in health care professionals. The program is modeled after the University of Massachusetts Medical School Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program which has been offered to patients and health care providers for the past 25 years. The program teaches participants to use their innate resources and abilities to respond more effectively to stress. It includes intensive training in mindfulness meditation and its integration into the challenges of daily life and medical practice.

Goals and Learning Objectives:

  • to aid health care professionals in identifying and dealing effectively with stressors
  • to introduce the concepts and practice of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • to improve patient care by enabling physicians to practice medicine mindfully.

As a participant you will receive:

  • instruction in mindfulness meditation and mindful yoga
  • methods to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • daily assignments
  • guided mindfulness CDs and a workbook.

Physicians may get up to 20 Continuing Medical Education credits (MAINPRO-M1 credits) from the Office for Continuing Health Professional Education (CHPE). The Office for CHPE, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME).

Through a reciprocal agreement between the American Medical Association and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Office for CHPE, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University designates this activity for AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s) up to the maximum number of credit hours noted above. Each physician should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For information, call 514-398-2298 or angelica [dot] todireanu [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email) .