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Team Member Activities Calendar

A calendar of UCSD health and wellness activities including group fitness classes and webinars. Access the Calendar of Events here on Pulse.


Kelee Medicine Workshop

Future sessions for 2024 are being planned. More information to come. 

Target Audience:This course is designed for healthcare providers of all specialties and background, including primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, residents, students, and other healthcare providers wishing to improve self-understanding, self-compassion, and detachment from compartments so that they have an improved experience in the healthcare workplace.

Learning Objectives:At the completion of the activity, participants should be able to:

1.  Describe detachment from compartments with understanding the application to medicine and patient care.

2.  Develop self-understanding of the importance of being centered via one-pointed stillness of mind to reduce burnout.3.  Apply Kelee meditation to improve patient experience.4.  Distinguish the difference between self-compassion and empathy.5.  Describe the Anatomy of the Kelee.6.  Describe the Basic Principles of the Kelee.7.  Practice Kelee meditation.

For more details, please see the linked brochure.

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Free Virtual Mindfulness Sessions

UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness and UC San Diego Sanford Institute for Empathy and Compassion have provided free, daily, and live practice sessions and resources, and over 14,200 participants from all over the world have practiced with us. 

View the schedule and join today!

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Free Coursera Course: A New Communication Framework for Healthcare

As clinical care providers, we shoulder the stories of many patients. Because we’re usually in a rush, we don’t have the luxury of finding out all the information that we would like to. But no matter the situation, our understanding of the human story will determine a great deal about our communication.

Join palliative care physician Dr. Kathryn Winters, along with the Sanford Institute’s Center for Compassionate Communication at UC San Diego Health, for this fascinating, personal and instructive lesson on how to better understand the stories involved in clinical care—both provider and patient.Coursera course: A New Communication Framework for Healthcare, Offered by UC San Diego

Instructions for free access:

  1. Go to and create an account. You do not need to use your UCSD email.
  2. After creating an account, access the course at this link: Compassionate Communication Course page and click "Enroll for Free".
  3. In the dialogue box that appears, select "Audit only".
  4. You're all set!




DEEP WELL: A Quarterly Physician Wellness Forum

Deep-Well-Logo-Final.jpgAll UC San Diego Health colleagues who are interested in physician wellness are invited to join the quarterly DEEP WELL physician wellness forum to hear important updates from Dr. Linda Brubaker (Physician Wellness), Dr. Marlene Millen (Epic), Dr. Nicole Lopez (Board of Governors), Dr. Byron Fergerson (Department Wellness Directors) and others. 

 Upcoming DEEP WELL meeting: April 17, 2024 | 8 a.m.

Email to express interest in attending. 


Schwartz Rounds

The Schwartz Center Rounds provide a multi-disciplinary forum in which professional caregivers discuss the often difficult emotional and social aspects of caring for patients and families. With a focus on exploring the human dimensions of clinical practice, the clinicians' sense of community are enhanced, along with the ability to provide compassionate care, to our patients, families and ourselves.

Panelists from diverse disciplines participate in the sessions, including physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, and chaplains. After a brief presentation on thought provoking topics and patient cases, caregivers have the opportunity to share their own experiences and perspective. 

The premise is that caregivers are able to make better personal connections with patients and collagues when they have a greater understanding of their own feelings and responses. 

To receive emails about upcoming Schwartz Rounds, visit  


Let's Jam

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Let’s Jam is a free and open forum for educators and thought leaders to gather in experiential learning, fostering growth in personal and community awareness through communication and self-expression. Let’s Jam hosts monthly events. Check out the site to explore!

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This activity is eligible for 1.0 credit(s) per session.


AFSP Campus Walks

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosts Campus Walks to raise funds, generate awareness, teach, and build community. Explore the Upcoming Events here!

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