She Thrives MD | The Institute for Physician Wellness
The Institute for Physician Wellness logo - SVG

She Thrives, MD

With Dr. Kathy Stepien

The most comprehensive, supportive and
transformative group program for Women Physicians

she thrives MD
many women physicians are stressed

Many women physicians are stressed, struggling, feeling stuck or even a little burned out. 

Perhaps you are as well.

They appear accomplished and successful on the outside but are just not enjoying things on the inside.

It’s one thing to be a physician. It’s another thing to know HOW to actually do it in a way that is sustainable, joyful and rewarding.

The truth is, it’s entirely possible to love your life in and outside of Medicine.

We are smart, accomplished, service-oriented women who do hard things. It’s not too much to expect to enjoy the life we have worked so hard to create. We can do this too.

The problem is what got us here is not going to get us there. We’ve never been taught anything about creating a joyful, balanced life well-lived. Until now.

She Thrives, MD is the answer.

What’s keeping you from living your best life? If you are like most women in medicine, it’s just not something that we have had “permission” to talk about. In fact, it’s been exactly the opposite! Plus, who has the bandwidth? And we are here to help others. Isn’t it selfish to think of ourselves?

So many doctors tell me

"I don't know how much longer I can keep this up."

And then the floodgates open.

I get it. And, if this is you, you are not alone.

Other physicians tell me:

If this is YOU, I’m here to help.

I started out just like you...

I jumped right into studying and then work. And it was a blast! I’ve been caring for patients my entire adult life. I’m smart and love helping others. I never really thought about doing it in a way that supported by own well-being. Until I felt utterly spent.

Fast forward to today…

I’m a practicing pediatrician, Director of the Institute for Physician Wellness, mom to two teens and feel empowered to decide how I spend my time and talents. I cannot control all the circumstances in life but I can 100% decide how I show up for it all. And I design my life in alignment with my values, interests and priorities at this stage.

None of this would be possible without the mindset skills and knowledge I have learned over the decades.

It is my great joy to support other women physicians so that they can LOVE their lives, too. In and outside of Medicine.

Kathy Stepien She Thrives MD I started out just like you

Quit struggling and start feeling better right away.

I have put together a proven framework so that you can quit struggling and start feeling better right away. She Thrives, MD gives you easy access to classes, individual and group coaching, and a wonderful community of physicians so that you can make changes that bring results fast.

is she thrives md

Is She Thrives, MD for you?

She Thrives, MD is for every woman physician who is serious about making changes in their life to feel better.

She Thrives, MD is a good fit for you if:

It's time to consider...

What else is possible?

How would it feel to live in full alignment with what matters most to you at this stage of your life?

Get started right away.

If you’re a woman in medicine who has been juggling it all for too long, with a tendency to prioritize everything and everyone else before yourself,

this is where you’ll learn the knowledge and mindset skills that will change everything.

Upon registration, you will get immediate access to the IPW library.

Ready for a better tomorrow with She Thrives MD

Here's what other physicians are saying:

Quote Icon

What's included in She Thrives, MD?

Proven materials + live support+ tailored attention

interactive classes

Weekly Interactive Classes

Weekly 60-minute interactive classes on zoom on the fundamentals of mindset work, self-coaching skills, and topics that directly impact physician well-being.

group coaching calls

Weekly Group Coaching Calls

Weekly 60-minute group coaching calls where we work step-by-step through whatever is keeping you stuck or struggling.

individual coaching calls

Weekly Individual Coaching Calls

Weekly 60-minute Individual Coaching Calls where we have the privacy and confidentiality you need to tackle any sticky situation that you are facing.

bonus speaker & content

Access to the IPW library

You will have 24/7 access to the IPW library. You can expect evidence-based content, guest sessions, worksheets, exercises, and resources to support adult learning and development.



Access to the She Thrives, MD Facebook Group

Participants are invited to the exclusive She Thrives, MD Facebook group. Here you can find opportunities for ongoing learning, support, connection, and celebration with other physicians who are actively enrolled in the program with you.


Up to 48 hours CME AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM)

At the end of the program, participants can claim up to 48 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Yes, this is the real deal, evidence-based, top-notch CME in compliance with all ACCME requirements.

She Thrives, MD


This Program Includes:

Frequently Asked Questions

Your time commitment is entirely up to you.

Each week you will have the opportunity for:

  • Small group class
  • Small group coaching
  • Individual coaching
  • Homework to deepen your learning and support your progress
  • Unlimited access to the IPW library for bonus content

Class discussions and group coaching sessions are recorded for you to listen to or watch at your leisure.

Participation is entirely voluntary. Everyone is free to decide what, how much and when to share or not share at their own discretion.

We cap each cohort at 20 physicians to provide an intimate setting with tailored attention. Psychological safety is central to our work together. The small group setting supports a private, personalized and safe learning opportunity with ready access to all the support you need.

The She Thrives, MD written content is yours to keep forever. You will have 24/7 access to the program portal as well as the bonus content in the IPW library for the entirety of the program plus one additional month.

about Dr Kathy Stepien

Who am I?

I am all about physician wellness.

Like you, I wear a lot of hats and know what it is like to have a lot going on. You will find I have a very grounded approach, blending teachings from my broad background.

In 2016, I founded The Institute for Physician Wellness to bring women physicians together to learn, heal, grow and connect. Since then, my team and I have supported thousands of physicians across the US and Canada on their path to well-being.

My first career was in Physical Therapy, which I practiced for 13 years prior to entering Medicine. My curious brain led me to graduate school in Philosophy where I found Ethics, Metaphysics and Moral Psychology particularly interesting. I have studied mind-body health and various mindfulness practices for over 30 years. Most recently, I have enjoyed mindfulness teacher training with leaders in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC).

Medicine and motherhood are two of my great joys in life.

I started medical school at age 35 and shortly thereafter became a mom to my two beautiful boys. I hope to keep practicing Pediatrics for a very long time.

My coach training includes the Cognitive-Behavioral Approach taught at the Life Coach School as well as training in a somatic, trauma-informed perspective through Coaches Rising. An embodied approach to coaching that takes into account our beliefs as well as our lived experiences makes the most sense to me.

In my free time, you may find me reading, hiking or on the water with friends and family.

Join now!

Get the coaching and support you deserve.

Join the Waitlist

Be the first to know when the
She Thrives MD program re-opens.

Please read my privacy policy to see I take your privacy seriously.