Mindfulness-Based Medical Practice (MBMP)


An eight-week program for physicians and other health care professionals. The next session is scheduled from September 4 to October 30, 2020. Offered in both English and French.

PLEASE NOTE: Since the program will be delivered entirely on ZOOM this year the cost will be reduced by $100 per participant. 

Time: Fridays, 4:00 pm– 6:00 pm NO CLASS ON OCTOBER 9, 2020.

A 6-hour retreat will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2020 from 10:00 am—3:00 pm.  

Led by: Patricia Dobkin, Ph.D.
Dr. Patricia Dobkin is a Certified MBSR Instructor (Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, MA, USA) and co-author of the book: Mindful Medical Practitioners. A Guide for Clinicians and Educators (Springer International Publishing; 2016).

Cost (reduced by $100): $650.00 (for M.D.s), $500.00 (for Ph.D.s, R.N.s, other health care professionals). You will receive a receipt that may be honored by an insurance company, as Dr. Patricia Dobkin is a clinical psychologist and member of OPQ.

If you are interested, please complete the registration form posted below and send it to us by angelica.todireanu [at] mcgill.ca (email) 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 30 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.

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

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. You may claim a maximum of 2.5 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

This Group Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University for up to 20 Mainpro+ credits/hours.

This one-credit-per-hour Self-Learning program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by the Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University for up to 2.5 Mainpro+ credits.

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