Spring 2020

Class Dates


(listed in ET)

Registration Deadline






For Physicians/MDs Only

“Physician Resilience: Optimizing Patient Care Through Self-Care”
This engaging group coaching program is designed for physicians who wish to proactively avoid burnout and cultivate personal well-being through tools for resilience. The skills you will learn will also improve your impact with colleagues and patients.

This short program for time-crunched physicians/MDs draws on principles of the Wellcoaches coach training program, which is endorsed by both the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.

Led by Wellcoaches Faculty and Executive Coach, Barrett McBride, you will engage in three group coaching sessions with fellow physicians over three months. You will craft a vision and development plan for your well-being and learn basic coaching skills to support colleagues and patients. The program is supported by the self-paced wellcoaches habits course including 10 hours of brief videos on burnout and related topics including self-compassion, emotional balance, and self-leadership. 

Frequently asked questions

What continuing education credits are available?

This program is approved for continuing education by the following professional organizations and certifying bodies. 100%, live attendance is required to receive a Certificate of Completion.

AAFP: This Live activity, Burn Out Prevention Program - Maximizing Patient Care Through Self-Care, from 02/01/2019 - 12/31/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 4.50 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP EQUIVALENCY: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When Applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed Credit, not as Category 1.
NURSE PRACTITIONERS: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AAFP Prescribed Credit from organizations approved by the AAFP. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines. PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AAFP Prescribed Credit. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 4.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.
ACSM: 4.5 Continuing Education Credits (CECs) toward ACSM recertification. The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that Wellcoaches Corporation meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider Status.

NBHWC: Wellcoaches is an approved continuing education provider for the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching. This course is approved by ICHWC for 4.5 continuing education units

MCHES/CHES: Wellcoaches, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 4.5 Entry Level, Category 1 contact hours in health education. Total contact hours earned: 4.5. Please note: Zero (0) Advanced Level CECHs are available for this program.

WELLCOACHES: Wellcoaches Certified Health and Wellness Coaches will receive 10 Continuing Coach Education Hours (CCEHs) toward Wellcoaches Certified Health & Wellness Coach re-certification.

Am I required to attend all classes?

Yes. 100%, live attendance is required to receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Why is this course only offered to MDs?

This course is designed to create a safe space for Medical Doctors to discuss the challenges that are unique to their role. To honor confidentiality and build trust, this group is offered only to Medical Doctors. Future groups will be offered to practioners of other specialities soon.