Resilience Week: Meaning in Medicine: The Power of Engaging with the Community We Serve

February 2, 2022
The goal of these activities is to bring awareness to the topic of burnout in healthcare professionals and present strategies to promote resilience that will improve practitioner health and ultimately patient outcomes.
Dr. Thomas Fisher, Jr. and Dr. Edwin K. McDonald IV have each dedicated their careers to meeting patients where they are. Their careers are an attestation to the power of engaging in the community we serve. They will share their motivation for engaging in community-based care and describe programs they oversee and participate in as well as some of the wisdom they have gained along the way. Participants also include Dr. Heather Renfro (PGY2) and Dr. Ellen Wagner (PGY4) who have both demonstrated their commitment to community engagement by participation in the GME/UHI collaborative program Community Champions which seeks to empower, connect, and support resident and fellow leaders in community engagement.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for physicians and other healthcare professionals at the University of Chicago and its affiliates dedicated to improving resilience in themselves and others.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain the value of community engagement for patient care and physician well-being;
  • Identify physician leaders at UChicago Medicine engaged in community-based care to serve as examples and mentors;
  • Describe the impact that community engagement can have on a professional career;
  • Recognize the structural and systemic barriers some communities and individuals face when seeking care.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Graduate Medical Education
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Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Event starts: 
02/02/2022 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
02/02/2022 - 1:00pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
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Chicago, IL
United States
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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.

  Thomas Fisher, Jr, MD, MPH
  Clinical Associate of Medicine
  The University of Chicago Medicine

  Edwin K. McDonald IV, MD
  Assistant Professor of Medicine
  Associate Director, Adult Clinical Nutrition
  The University of Chicago Medicine

Heather Renfro, MD
Resident (PGY2)
The University of Chicago Medicine

Ellen Wagner, MD
Resident (PGY4)
The University of Chicago Medicine


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
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education 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 Credit™. 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.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
Registration: This course is only open to University of Chicago affiliates.
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