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Mindfulness-Based Medical Practice


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

The next session is scheduled from April 29 to June 17, 2016. Offered in both English and French.

Time: Fridays, 3:00 pm– 5:30 pm

A 6-hour retreat will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00 am—4:00 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: Dr. Patricia Dobkin.
Dr. Patricia Dobkin is a Certified MBSR Instructor (Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, MA, USA) and editor of the book: Mindful Medical Practice: Clinical Narratives and Therapeutic Insights (June 2015, Springer Press).

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), or mail (Programs in Whole Person Care, McGill University, Strathcona Dentistry and Anatomy Building, Room: M/5, 3640 University Street, Montreal, Quebec  H3A 0C7) and we will contact you to schedule a pre-course interview.

Registration Form

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 / audio files and a workbook.

This event is approved for up to 20 credits by the Office for Continuing Professional Development. The Office for CPD, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Canadian Medical Education (CACME).

This program meets the accreditation criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada for MAINPRO-M1 credits. Members of the American Academy of Family Physicians are eligible to receive credit hours for attendance at this meeting due to a reciprocal agreement with the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

This event is an accredited group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme. 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) .