Activity ID



July 30, 2019

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine


Clinician burn out rates are at an all time high. The strategy for addressing this reality is multi-factorial. The first and most important aim must be to improve the practice environment so that highly trained and compassionate individuals are enabled to succeed and deliver compassionate high quality care. Another important strategy is to address the individual resiliency of the work force. These careers can be stressful. From competition for grant funding, to mistakes or bad outcomes in healthcare, faculty face a tremendous amount of stress that is unlikely to be totally removed from the workplace even with the substantial environmental improvements that must be made. The SMART-3RP program aims to offer resources for improved stress management skills that are typically not taught in medical or graduate schools with the aim to contribute to the health and well being of participants.
The Stress Management and Resiliency Training- Relaxation Response Resiliency Program (SMART-3RP) was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Benson-Henry institute as a result of over 40 years of research and practice in Mind-Body medicine. The program is designed as a group course focused on helping participants to develop a broad array of self-care habits that contribute to human joy and flourishing. Participants can expect to develop an understanding of the biologic stress response, techniques to promote the relaxation response (self-care, mindfulness, meditation and more) and positive adaptive strategies. The sessions are led by OHSU physician faculty members who are trained and certified in the instruction of this program.

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Educational Objectives

Following completion of this course participants can expect to:
Develop an understanding of the biologic stress response, techniques to promote the relaxation response (self-care, mindfulness, meditation and more) and positive cognitive adaptive strategies.
Describe basic self-care principle of sleep
Describe the components of their stress response & practice the relaxation response with mindful awareness
Describe the principles of social support for stress resiliency
Describe the concept of negative automatic thoughts and thought distortions & practice the relaxations response with awareness of movement
Describe the principles of healthy eating
Describe the difference between optimism and pessimism & practice contemplation as a relaxation response technique


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Physician Well-being activity

Organizational Culture of Wellness, Personal Resilience

Practice Setting

Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Physician Scientists, Rural, Urban, VA/Military

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