Meaning and Purpose in Medicine- Job Crafting: How to Transform the Workplace to Cultivate Meaning and Strengthen Relationships

Chicago, IL US
April 27, 2023
Meaning and Purpose in Medicine (MPM) aims to address the need to maintain a sense of meaning in the face of health care pressures that can cause moral distress. It does so by providing a forum where physicians can share experiences and collectively reflect on the moral and professional challenges they face in day to day practice. Invited speakers give short presentations that highlight the conditions and situations that give rise to moral distress or ethical uncertainty, discuss these and related cases with participants, and share strategies for resolving, mitigating, or circumventing the challenges posed. Through group discussion and engagement with speakers, participants will be encouraged to share perspectives on navigating morally complex situations, reflect on past successes and failures, and work through strategies to better navigate or cope with the challenges ahead.
In his talk, Dr. Vermette will identify threats to finding meaning in the practice of medicine, describe “job crafting” practices, and explore opportunities for incorporating job crafting into routine practice.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for University of Chicago clinicians and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify current individual-level and sustenance-level threats to finding meaning in the practice of medicine
  • Describe the three core practices of “job crafting”: task crafting, cognitive crafting, and relational crafting
  • Explore opportunities for incorporating job crafting to your routine practice
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Chanel Wiley
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Event starts: 
04/27/2023 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
04/27/2023 - 1:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
UChicago Medicine
5700 S Maryland Ave
Comer Hospital K160-C
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

This activity can be attended in person or virtually. For questions about the event, contact Chanel Wiley via e-mail.


Visit the Meaning and Purpose in Medicine webpage.

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The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
  David Vermette, MD, MBA
  Clinical Fellow in Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  Yale University


Lauris Kaldjian, MD
Richard M. Caplan Chair in
Biomedical Ethics and Medical
Humanities, University of Iowa
Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Hyde Park Institute. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

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