The 2nd Annual Physician Wellness Winter Retreat: Supporting Joy In Medicine

This retreat is full. We do anticipate a few last-minute cancellations.

If you'd like to add your name to the wait list, please send an email with your contact information.

Escape winter 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!

Retreat Schedule

Friday, January 26

12:00pm-1:00pm        Registration and lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm          Start at the Very Beginning, Kathy Stepien, MD (1 hour CME)

2:00pm-4:00pm         Strategies for Thriving in Your Medical Practice, Dianne Ansari-Winn, MD, MPH (2 hours CME)

4:00pm-10:00pm       Free time, spa activities

Saturday, January 27

9:00am-11:00 am       How to Solve Any Problem, Katrina Ubell, MD (2 hours CME)

11:00am-2:00pm        Free time, spa activities

2:00pm-3:00pm         Building Strength and Resilience through Camaraderie, Aparna Iyer, MD (1 hour CME)

3:00pm-4:00pm         How to Stay Strong and Healthy in the Most Stressful Profession, Aparna Iyer, MD (Space limited)

3:00pm-4:00pm         Self-compassion and Mindfulness in Medicine, Kathy Stepien, MD (1 hour CME)

4:00pm-10:00pm       Free time, spa activities

Sunday, January 28

​9:00am-11:00am        Taking it Home: Wellness in our Organizations, Kathy Stepien, MD (2 hours CME)

11:00am-12:00pm      Closing remarks, flights out & good-byes…until next time


January 26-28, 2018

Cost: $550 after November 1, 2017

Space is limited to 50 physicians to support a rejuvenating atmosphere. Early registration is recommended. This workshop is currently full. To be placed on our waiting list, please send an email.

**Retreat cost does not include accommodations. Reservations with specially priced group rates can be made directly through Miraval. Miravel rates for this workshop: $389 per night, double occupancy + 15.05% tax and 23% resort charge. $489 per night, single occupancy. Registration includes signing up online on this site and calling Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa at 800-232-3969.

CME Credits: Earn up to 9 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Program Times: Attendees are encouraged to arrive Friday morning, January 26. Program begins at noon with registration and lunch. The retreat ends at noon on Sunday, January 28. 

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 9 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 retreat is currently full. If you'd like to add your name to our waiting list, please email your contact information.  Thank you for your interest!

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.

When does the retreat end?

Our time together will end at noon on Sunday.

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.

Can my family join me?

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

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 accomodations.