WCMS "Heart of the Healer" Retreat

Date: April 16, 2016 10:00 AM

"Preventing Burnout & Promoting Wellness for Physicians"

  • Register-to-Attend-Burnout.pngImprove work-life balance

  • Prevent burnout

  • Reconnect with your Joy in Medicine

  • Earn 4.5 hours of CME


Why the Issue of Burnout?

A recent Mayo Clinic study showed that over half of physicians suffer from one or more symptom(s) of burnout.   Since 2011, physician satisfaction with work-life balance has worsened, whereas the general adult population has stayed consistent.  

Why Attend?

This retreat will equip physicians with practical and field-tested tools to prevent and treat burnout in themselves and their colleagues.  WCMS' first Burnout-Prevention Retreat in August 2015 was a resounding success and this event will build on that momentum.  

  • Spouses/significant others are invited
  • Childcare available (ages 3+) 
  • 4.5 hours CME offered by MAHEC*


Nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Dike Drummond, will return for this retreat.  He will reprise some of the key themes from the 2015 retreat and expand on new topics, making this event perfect for all physicians (whether you attended the last retreat or not).  
Dr. Drummond's expertise includes being a Mayo trained family doctor, executive coach, CEO of TheHappyMD.com where he has over 6000 physician subscribers, speaker at numerous trainings, and author of the book, "Stop Physician Burnout". 

Event Details

When: Saturday, April 16th from 9:30am - 4:00pm

Where: Montreat Conference Center  (302 Lookout Rd, Montreat, NC 28757)


  • 9:30am - Check-in
  • 10:00am - Becoming Burnout-Proof  (90 min)
    • "Everything you should have learned about burnout in residency but didn’t know to ask"
  • 11:45am - Power Tools for Team Based Care (75 min)
    • "Simple steps to share the workload more effectively"
    • Also: Breakout Session for spouses/partners:
      • "Tools, tricks & shared experiences of loving and living with a physician"
  • 1:00pm - Lunch
    • Special breakout session for Residents & Medical Students (15 min)
  • 2:00- Navigating the Whirlwind (60 min)
    • "How to lead your healthcare team with confidence, clarity and meaning despite upheaval and uncertainty in the industry"
    • Also: Breakout Session for spouses/partners:
      • "Tools, tricks & shared experiences of loving and living with a physician" (cont'd)
  • 3:15- Becoming the Eye of the Storm  (45 min)
    • "Simple, personal tools you can use to remain focused & present amid the daily chaos surrounding you"
  • 4:00pm - Wrap Up & Dismiss

*Accreditation: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of MAHEC and WCMS. MAHEC is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
Credit: The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.   
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Fees:  (includes session attendance, CME and lunch)

  • WCMS Member Physicians = Free
  • Non-Member Physicians = $100
  • "Sponsor Scholarship" Physicians = Free  (Physicians who are part of Institutions who have sponsored the event)
    • Mission Employee Physicians = Free  
    • Haywood Employee Physicians = Free
    • Park Ridge Employee Physicians = Free 
  • Spouse/Significant Other = Free
  • Childcare (ages 3+) = $20/family 

Register  (by Friday, March 25th) 
Space is limited (for attendees & childcare) so be sure to register soon!

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