Ripples: Physician Well-Being

The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Office for Graduate Medical Education is proud to bring you Ripples: Physicians Well-Being Co-hosts Adriana Dyurich, PhD, LPC and Veena Prasad, PhD, MBA, LPC will invite UT Health San Antonio faculty as guests to share their own experiences, provide tips for overall wellness, and create a safe space to discuss coping with stressors. Catch up on our recent episodes and subscribe to Ripples for our newest episode wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Episodes

Emotional Intelligence

Thursday May 02, 2024

Thursday May 02, 2024


Specializing in treating chronic stress and anxiety, psychologist and adjunct faculty at UT Health San Antonio, Dr. Lindsay Bira explains the importance of fostering emotional awareness to benefit our daily interactions and long-term health. We talk through feelings of guilt, regret, and shame and connect our reactive behaviors to the emotions we feel. In this episode she touches upon the use of tethers or practices that help guide or extricate us from maladaptive thinking or behaviors. The pebble she leaves us with is an example of one type of tether.
 

Mindfulness and Meditation

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Wednesday Apr 03, 2024

Dr. Kanapa Kornsawad speaks about her experience practicing compassionate living and self-compassion. We also discuss the importance of noticing, feeling, and responding in the moment and ethical mindfulness.
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Compassion in health care is more than empathy for patients – it’s also about YOU. This season, our co-hosts will unfold the multiple facets of compassion and the benefits gained when lending yourself a little more grace.

Thursday Mar 07, 2024

Our co-hosts introduce and discuss the inspiration behind this season’s focus: the Facets of Compassion, a course structured around eight modules to address compassion for self, others, and society. For the first module, we learn about three elements that can help ease a trainee’s busy and sometimes chaotic mind.
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Compassion in health care is more than empathy for patients – it’s also about YOU. This season, our co-hosts will unfold the multiple facets of compassion and the benefits gained when lending yourself a little more grace.

Ripples Season 3 Preview

Thursday Feb 29, 2024

Thursday Feb 29, 2024

We're back! Season 3 begins March 7.
This season, Ripples: Physician Well-Being will focus on the theme “Facets of Compassion”: compassion for self, others, and society.
The Long School of Medicine Office for Graduate Medical Education utilizes a compassion course to combat feelings of Imposter Syndrome, guilt, or shame with challenging patient outcomes, as well as teaching mindset adjustment to promote higher self-kindness.
For each facet of compassion, we’ll provide you with an episode about recognizing when an instance can require grace and the pebble to activate it.
We’re happy you’re with us; let’s create some ripples!

Pebbles for Your Thoughts

Thursday Dec 07, 2023

Thursday Dec 07, 2023

A compilation of our special guests’ pebbles from Season 2. Collect all the pebbles and create powerful waves of well-being in your life!
Learn more about the services The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Office for Graduate Medical Education Wellness Home can provide at gmewellness.uthscsa.edu.

Thursday Nov 02, 2023

Dr. Cari Calvo-Strube wears a lot of hats; she's the associate program director for wellness in the Department of Surgery at UT Health San Antonio, an Assistant Professor in Breast Surgical Oncology, and a Leader in the Breast Cancer Surgical Program at Mays Cancer Center. She shares her personal life path during training and how she continues prioritizing wellness at home and in the clinic. As a practicing breast surgical oncologist, she also addresses rising statistics for breast cancer in younger women.

Cooling Your Nervous System

Thursday Oct 05, 2023

Thursday Oct 05, 2023

Mindfulness expert, yoga therapist, and educator Melissa Aguirre discusses the science behind practicing healthy coping mechanisms to reduce stress and fuel vitality back into the body.

Family Planning

Thursday Sep 07, 2023

Thursday Sep 07, 2023

Dr. Winifred Mak answers our questions about IVF treatments, egg freezing, emotional support and cost for trainees exploring family planning. More resources can be found on Dr. Mak’s Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/miscarriagemd/?hl=en.

Residency and Relationships

Thursday Aug 03, 2023

Thursday Aug 03, 2023

Dating can be tough, but dating during training is tougher. Dr. Ifie Williams, founder and CEO of the dating app Miss Doctor, joins us to discuss the inspiration for her physician-only relationship platform and her goals to help successful women fulfill their personal lives.

Navigating Student Debt

Thursday Jul 06, 2023

Thursday Jul 06, 2023

We speak with certified student loan professional Andrew Paulson, a financial expert who works closely with health professionals on the different programs and paths trainees can take to pay off student loans. Find more resources and advice at https://www.whitecoatinvestor.com/.

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What you do for yourself not only helps enrich your life, but it creates powerful ripples into the lives of others.

Residency and fellowship training are part of the most exciting times in medical academics; however it can also present a variety of challenges to personal and professional well-being. Experiences can range from emotional and physical exhaustion, anxiety, feelings of inadequacy, to strained personal relationships. The Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Office for Graduate Medical Education is proud to bring you Ripples: A Podcast from The Wellness Home. This podcast is a safe space to discuss personal and professional wellness and growth, mental health, vulnerability in seeking help, and something we call pebbles – daily strategies you can practice to create positive ripple effects in your life. 

Learn more about the services your GME Wellness Home can provide at https://www.uthscsa.edu/academics/medicine/education/gme/wellness.
Interested in attending the Long School of Medicine? Catch up with us at https://www.uthscsa.edu/academics/medicine.

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