Physician Wellness Retreats

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Instructed by Colin & Sara Taylor Category Retreats / Wellness
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Retreat Description

At this point, everyone is well aware that physician burnout is a significant concern in the medical community. It has implications and ramifications for all invloved, not only physicians themselves, but also the organizations they work for and the patients they care for. Research has shown that burnout is multifactorial in nature relating to a combination of both individual and systemic contributors. As physician wellness initiatives continue to move to the forefront of importance, we have found that some of the best initiatives involve a sense of community - shared experiences can be very empowering.  

If you are part of a department or group and are concerned with the overall morale of your working environment, a retreat can be a great way to infuse some enthusiasm and improve connection with others. We have seen first hand that these can be an effective approach to addressing some of the challenges both at an individual and micro-system level. 

If you are planning such a retreat and are interested in providing some personal development sessions, please contact us to find out more about what we can offer in terms of an experiential education. We have taken the approach of targeting the key aspects that we ourselves can control and that allow us to live our best life as physicians. 

* $200 price listed above refers to our base hourly fee

Instructor Biography

Colin & Sara Taylor, Co-founders of Physicians for Physicians

Drs. Colin and Sara Taylor have been a united team in life for the past 23 years and in marriage for the past 21 years. In March of 2013, they launched Sara's website Sara T, M.D. dedicated to general wellness, physician wellness and personal development. In October 2016, they launched their joint website Physician for Physicians dedicated to physician wellness and personal development through online courses, and starting shortly in the fall of 2017, physician wellness retreats on beautiful Vancouver Island.

To provide some background context, Colin and Sara both grew up in the Maritimes - Colin in Prince Edward Island and Sara in New Brunswick. They met during medical school at the University of Western Ontario in London, ON in 1994. Two years later, they got married during medical school and upon graduation from medical school, moved to Calgary, AB to pursue residency training. Sara completed her Family Medicine residency in 2000 and Colin completed his Radiology residency in 2003. 

Apart from her current work related to Sara T, M.D., Sara has worked in various clinical and nonclinical settings in Calgary, AB, Prince Edward Island and Red Deer, AB. Colin has worked as a staff radiologist in both Prince Edward Island and Red Deer, AB. Apart from his work as a radiologist, he also takes great pleasure in the creative aspect of his behind the scenes work on both Sara T, M.D. and Physicians for Physicians. 

Colin and Sara have recently relocated to Victoria, BC. Their greatest joys are their two teenaged children who have added a dimension of perspective and purpose to their lives since the days they were born during their residency training. They have focused on living each and every day with them as opposed to just raising them. They also enjoy their downtime at home, cooking, walking, yoga and four pets.  

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