Physician Wellness Spring Retreat 2019: Supporting Joy In Medicine

Celebrate spring and recharge with fellow physicians at beautiful Miraval Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona.  Learn about and experience physician wellness with the experts. Nourish your body with fresh gourmet meals. Enjoy a community of friendship and support. This is your chance to rest and relax as you retreat from the intensity of medicine. Earn CME while creating the experience of a lifetime!


Dates: April 1-3, 2019

Cost: $575 per person

Discounted room rates for this retreat at Miraval are no longer available. Please contact Miraval directly to discuss rooming availability and pricing. 800-232-3969.

Space is limited to 100 physicians to support a rejuvenating atmosphere. Early registration is recommended.

**The retreat cost does not include accommodations. Reservations with specially priced group rates can be made directly through Miraval. Registration includes signing up online on this site and calling Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa at 800-232-3969.

CME Credits: Earn up to 8 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Program Times: The retreat begins at 8:00 am on Monday, April 1 and ends at 10:30 am on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Participants are welcome to extend their stay at Miraval as their schedule permits.

What is included?

  • Lectures, workshops and group discussions
  • Full access to the resort and a wide-ranging selection of activities such as hiking, mountain biking, climbing wall, fitness classes, yoga, meditation classes and much more
  • Daily gourmet meals, unlimited fresh juice and smoothie bar, and freshly prepared snacks throughout the day
  • Up to 8 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

What is not included?

  • Accommodations and resort fees
  • Alcoholic beverages and personal purchases
  • Massage or other healing arts treatments
  • Travel insurance

Questions? E-mail the Institute for Physician Wellness.


The First Annual Physician Wellness Spring Retreat Registration Form
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the retreat held?

Miraval is located north of Tuscon, AZ on 400 scenic acres at the base of Arizona’s Santa Catalina Mountains.

How do I get to Miraval?

Most people fly through the Tuscon or Phoenix airports.

Miraval is pleased to provide complimentary transportation to and from the Tucson International Airport for your unforgettable Tucson getaway. To ensure timely service, they need transportation information no less than 72 hours prior to your scheduled need. Guests arriving at the resort after 9:00 pm will receive a late night snack in their room; the perfect start to a truly enchanting Arizona getaway. For departure from Miraval, the last complimentary shuttle to leave for the airport is at 2 pm. Please note that late check-out service may be subject to additional transportation fees to the airport if shuttle service is not currently scheduled.

Miraval does not offer transportation from Phoenix airport to the resort. If you choose to book your air travel through Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, you may get a rental car and drive from Phoenix to Miraval. You can also plan to take a shuttle from the airport into Tucson. You can arrange your shuttle transfer with Arizona Shuttle for only $39 each way. The Arizona Shuttle will drop you off at the Twin Peaks and I-10 location where a Miraval van will pick you up and bring you to the resort. For more information about Arizona Shuttle, please visit WWW.ARIZONASHUTTLE.COM

Detailed driving directions can be found at Miraval’s website.

What will be our retreat schedule? 

Monday, April 1

8:00-8:30 am:  Registration

8:30- 9:00 am: Welcome, retreat orientation and introductions

9:00- 11:00 am: Session one

  • The Essentials of Self-care in Medicine
    Kathy Stepien, MD (2 hours CME)

11:00- 2:00 pm: Lunch and free time

2:00- 4:00 pm: Session two

  • Setting Goals and Moving Toward Wellness
    Aparna Iyer, MD (2 hours CME)

4:00 Dinner and free time

7:30- 8:30 pm: Meet and Greet

  • Location: Coyote-Moon Lounge and Patio

Tuesday, April 2

8:00- 8:30 am: Walking meditation

  • Location: Trailhead

9:00-11:00 am: Session three

  • Fully Human: Growing after an Unexpected Outcome
    Stacia Dearmin, MD (2 hours CME)

11:00- 12:00 pm: Breakout groups

  • Changing Loneliness in Medicine
    Location: Anastasi Room
  • Medical Marriages and Relationships
    Location: Hopi Room

12:00- 2:00 pm: Lunch and free time

2:00-4:00 pm: Session four

  • Title: TBD
    Lauren Fisher, MD (2 hours CME)

4:00 Dinner and free time

Wednesday, April 3

8:00-8:30 am: Walking meditation

  • Location: Trailhead

9:00 -10:00 am: Retreat closing and good byes


What food will be provided?

Miraval provides daily gourmet meals, an unlimited fresh juice and smoothie bar, and freshly prepared snacks throughout the day. Special dietary requests can be made in advance directly with Miraval.

Reservations for times for the evening meal is made each morning at the dining room. Sign up for a group table to keep conversations going!

Can my family join me?

Miraval is an adult-only facility. All family/friends 18 and older are welcome to accompany you.

Are all physicians welcome?

The retreat is a welcoming event for medical doctors of all genders. Historically, the majority but not all attendees are women.

Will my cell phone work?

Yes! Internet access and access instructions are available upon arrival at Miraval.

Mindfulness is the core of the Miraval philosophy. In everything they do, they encourage guests to live in the present moment, conscious of the unique intersection of mind, body and spirit. In order to foster a tranquil environment for all guests, please understand and adhere to “Miraval Mode” during your retreat.

Miraval Mode: Cell phones at Miraval should be kept on silent at all times and that talking and texting is only permitted in the comfort of your guest room, private patio, the Fountain Courtyard (located just outside guest services) and the parking lot outside of Raindance Pass Boutique. We understand that you may want to use your cell phone camera to capture your Miraval experience throughout your stay – please do! We encourage you to share on social media in the comfort of your guest room in between activities or at the end of your day. Also, in consideration of those around you, please refrain from using electronic devices to take notes in lectures/workshops. Complimentary notepads and pens are provided for your convenience.

Is Miraval accessible for all?

Please feel comfortable contacting Miraval in advance to discuss accommodations.

What are the discounted block rates for Miraval?  

Miravel rates for this workshop: $422 per night, double occupancy and $522 per night, single occupancy + 23% resort fee and 15.05% tax. You are solely and fully responsible for Miraval expenses and tax.

What is the number I call to make reservations with Miraval? 

To make reservations with Miraval, call (520) 825-4000. Be sure to tell them you are attending the Institute for Physician Wellness Spring Retreat in order to receive a discounted rate on our block of rooms.

What is the cancellation policy of the Institute for Physician Wellness? 

Refund Policy: Cancellations made 90 days prior to the event will be refunded the full registration amount minus a nonrefundable $100 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 evet of a cancellation or postponement, The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC will refund the registration fee minus the nonrefundable $100 processing fee, but is not responsible for any other related costs or charges to the participant.