June 7, 2021

June 7, 2021

This seminar series will implement Balint groups among physicians from primary care, endocrinology & psychaitry as an intervention to reduce burnout and improve professional fulfillment. A Balint group is a methodology of convening physicians to discuss clinical cases & focus on enahnching their ability to understand and improve the doctor-patient relationship. Discussions are facilitated by Balint leaders, who will help participants feel comfortable sharing their experiences, and in the process, uncover both shared & divergent feelings and perceptions. This seminar series will improve participants' communication skills, empathy & overall well-being while reducing professional dissoance and burnout.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for practicing faculty from the divisions of psychiatry, primary care & endocrinology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Primary Care and Endocrinology faculty include physicians. Psychiatry faculty includes physicians and psychologists.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop better communication skills
  2. Empathize more with their patients & colleagues
  3. Reflect on their professional career with a more positive attitude & reduced burnout
  4. Demonstrate reduced stress & anxiety

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Brigham & Women's Hospital & Mass General Brigham

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/07/2021 - 12:00pm EDT
Event ends: 
06/07/2021 - 1:00pm EDT

12:00 – 12:10 PM


Karen Sherritt, MD

12:10 – 12:45

Case Presentations

Karen Carlson, MD & Kathleen Hubbs Ulman, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA

12:45 – 12:50

Group Discussion

Facilitators: Karen Carlson, MD & Kathleen Hubbs Ulman, PhD, CGP, DFAGPA

12:50 – 1:00


Karen Sherritt, MD

1:00 PM


Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation


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