Learner and Faculty Well-Being: Finding a Path Forward


There is no cost to participate in this online course. The estimated time to complete this course is 90 minutes. Learners will be asked to complete an activity post-assessment with a passing score of 75%.

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Target Audience

Regional assistant deans, site physician champions, and site coordinators.

Learning Objectives

  • List mindsets and types of automatic thoughts that can contribute to personal distress.
  • Describe strategies to combat these mindsets and thoughts.
  • Describe tools from a well-being toolbox that can be used to enhance personal well-being.


Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd
Senior Scholar for Well-Being, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Dr. Slavin is Senior Scholar for Well-being at the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). A graduate of Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Medicine, Dr. Slavin completed his residency training in pediatrics at UCLA and stayed as a faculty member there for seventeen years before returning to SLU as Associate Dean for Curriculum. Over the past decade, Dr. Slavin led efforts at SLU to improve the mental health of medical students, which produced dramatic decreases in rates of depression and anxiety in pre-clerkship students. He joined the ACGME in July 2018 and will help lead efforts to improve the mental health of residents and faculty across the US.


Nehad El-Sawi, PhD
Assistant Provost for Educational Innovation and Enhancement, Des Moines University

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Recording date: September 8, 2020
Date of original release: September 16, 2020
Most recent review/update: September 16, 2020
Termination date: September 13, 2023

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.50 AOA Category 2­B
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.50 CPME
  • 1.50 IBON
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Accreditation Statements

  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 1.5 continuing education contact hours.
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this enduring materials activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 1.5 AOA Category 2-B credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 1.5 continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.​
  • Other Healthcare Professionals: This enduring materials activity is designated for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 


The speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals, medical procedures, and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director.

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Nehad El-Sawi, PhD, Speaker
  • Steven Halm, DO, FAAP, FACP, Activity Director
  • Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd, Speaker
  • Dennis Walker, Activity Coordinator and Moderator


The information provided in this activity is for continuing education. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 1.50 AOA Category 2­B
  • 1.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 1.50 CPME
  • 1.50 IBON


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