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Supportive Training for Residents through Education in Mindfulness (STREaM)

Last Updated: March 31, 2020


This resource is a 10-hour mindfulness training curriculum for resident physicians. Included is an outline of each session (four 1.5-hour sessions and one 4-hour session, which are adaptable to different settings/timings). Integration of mindfulness training into a resident physician program has the potential to increase personal growth and foster positive changes in patient relationships and care.
The learning objectives/competencies for this training are to: 

  • Develop a familiarity with the meaning of the word “mindfulness”, its evidence base, and its clinical relevance
  • Provide space for an experiential understanding of mindfulness through introduction of individual, partner and group practices
  • Explore themes relevant to clinical practice and personal/professional development through reflection and conversation. 
    • Themes include: 
      • the role of attention/awareness in medical practice
      • how to work with the experience of having limited time
      • self-efficacy in medical training and clinical practice
      • the cultivation of compassion


Vinny Minichiello, University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (Vincent.Minichiello@fammed.wisc.edu)