Physician Wellness Spring Retreat 2025 | The Institute for Physician Wellness

Physician Wellness Spring Retreat 2025

Miraval Winter retreat

Back by popular demand!

Physician Wellness Spring Retreat Supporting Joy in Medicine Rest. Recharge. Learn. Connect. Grow.  April 10-12, 2025 At the beautiful Miraval Tucson

Registration Includes:

What is the Schedule?

Sunday, April 21st

8:00 – 8:30 am: Registration

8:30  – 10:00 am: What Do You Need to Be Well? –Kathy Stepien, MD

10:00 – 10:30 am: Break

10:30- 12:30 pm: The Simple Steps Every Woman Physician Needs to Curate Her Rich Life  –Latifat Akintade, MD

2:00- 4:00 pm: Small Group Coaching (optional)

4:00- 6:00 pm: Retreat Reception

7:00 – 8:30 pm: Group Discussion

Monday, April 22nd

7:00-7:30 am: Morning Meditation

8:30 – 10:30 am: Utilizing Emotional Regulation to Get Out of Your Head and Into Your Life –Ali Novitsky, MD

10:30 – 11:00 am: Break

11:00 – 12:30 pm: Aligning with Core Values –Kathy Stepien, MD

2:00- 4:00 pm: Small Group Coaching (optional)

7:00 – 8:30 pm: Group discussion

Tuesday, April 23rd​

7:00- 7:30 am: Morning Meditation

8:30 – 10:30 am: Mind After Midnight: How to Fix Your Sleep so the Rest is Easy — Audrey Wells, MD

10:30-11:00 am: Break

11:00 – 12:30 pm: What Else Is Possible? Using Values Re-Alignment to Empower Change–Kathy Stepien, MD

12:30 – 1:00 pm: Retreat Closing

1:00 pm: Adjourn


Audrey Wells, MD

Ali Novitsky, MD

Laifat Akintade, MD

Kathy Stepien, MD

Get All The Answers To Your Questions

There is a reason we return to Miraval Tucson year after year!

It is a premiere retreat location in the USA that many many physicians LOVE. If you have been there before you know: its incredible! 

Accommodations at Miraval Tucson include: 

  • All healthy and delicious meals, snacks, smoothies and non-alcoholic beverages. 
  • A wide selection of complimentary activities including fitness classes, outdoor adventures, nutritional education, meditation, and yoga. Contact Miraval directly for their schedule, availability and additional fee-based options.) 

Retreat registration does NOT include

  • Accommodations and resort fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Personal Purchases
  • Massages or Other Healing Arts Treatments and Experiences
  • Travel Insurance. 

To book a room, call (855) 234-1672.  
A limited number of rooms have been reserved for a discounted price on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mention the IPW Physician Wellness Spring Retreat to get one of these limited rooms at our group rate: single occupancy $609, double occupancy $509/night. 

*Room rates are subject to a 18.15% tax. 

To get the group discount, all reservations must be made before Friday, February 9th, 2024. After that date, standard room rates will apply based on Miraval Tucson availability.

Once these rooms are sold out, you will still be able to reserve a room based on Miraval’s standard room rate and availability. 

We recommend you your spa services and other activities at least 6 weeks prior to your arrival by calling (855) 234-1672.

Miraval offers a complimentary airport shuttle for both arriving and departing guests. For the complimentary pick-up from Tucson International Airport, please ensure that your full flight itinerary is provided at least 72 hours prior to your arrival. You will be met by your driver at the airline baggage claim for your flight. They will have a sign that says “Welcome to Miraval.”

Please wait patiently as we greet multiple flights at a time. The departure shuttles returning to the airport leave Miraval on the hour, as needed, until 2pm.

If you have transportation needs that do not align with these times or locations, we can arrange a private car service for you. Please contact their transportation team at 800.815.3949. 

The Retreat speakers are engaging, elite physician leaders and educators from across North America with years of experience in their area of expertise. We bring the best of the best to our Retreats.

Although the majority of participants are typically women, people of all genders are welcome at the Retreat.

The Retreat is designed for medical doctors (MD/DO or the international equivalent.) It is not open to nurses, PAs, or veterinarians. 

The Spring Retreat is designed as a larger gathering with a variety of speakers from around the country addressing various aspects of physician well-being. 

The Winter Retreat is an exclusive, more intimate and transformative experience with Kathy Stepien, MD. 

Every physician knows about dressing up for medical conferences. We do things differently here.  Informal attire is entirely appropriate. We encourage physicians to dress comfortably to allow them to move between the classroom and other activities without difficulty.

The Retreat starts early morning on Sunday, April 21st and ends at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, April 23rd. We recommend arriving on Saturday, April 20th. If you are able, it’s always nice to extend your stay before or after the Retreat. Discounted room rates are available 2 days before and after by mentioning the IPW Physician Wellness Spring Retreat when you make your reservation.

The CME experience for this Physician Wellness Retreat is powered by CMEfy – a seamless way for busy clinician learners to discover Internet Point-of-Care Learning opportunities that reward CME credits & more. Learn more about CMEfy at

The credits are for reflections (which is powered by the ReflectCE activity, an enduring activity/point-of-care activity) – and they are indeed AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for MD/DO credentials (see here).

We can’t guarantee how departments reimburse for CME since each department’s policy is different. However, if there are problems,  we’ve seen that combining the credits with the accompanying transcript can help. If you need IPW to also provide a letter on your behalf, we are happy to do that.

Claiming your CME is easy. After you register, check your email for important links that walk you through the steps. 

Staff at Miraval Tucson are glad to assist you with any special needs (ie, physical, dietary, etc). Please contact them in advance at  (855) 234-1672.

IPW Policy: Cancellations made 90 days prior to the event will be refunded the full registration amount minus a nonrefundable $250 processing fee. All cancellations made for any reason after that date are nonrefundable. No exceptions or transfers can be made.
The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation or postponement, The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC will refund the registration fee minus the nonrefundable $250 processing fee, but is not responsible for any other related costs or charges to the participant.
Tucson Miraval is a separate entity from The Institute for Physician Wellness and has a separate cancellation policy. The Institute for Physician Wellness is not responsible for fees or charges associated with your cancellation at Miraval Tucson. Please visit their website for more information on this policy.


Your Host

Kathy Stepien, MD, FAAP
Physician, Coach, Keynote Speaker

Since 2016, the Institute for Physician Wellness has been bringing physicians together to learn, connect, heal and grow.

Dr. Stepien is founding Director of IPW, where she coaches, leads retreats, and speaks in support of well-being for physicians. She is a board-certified Pediatrician in active practice.

When she is not working, you can find her out hiking with her Golden Retriever. On a good day, she will be joined by her two teenage sons.

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