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Coffee & Conversation: “Boundary Setting for a Sustainable Career”

September 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

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Sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Women’s Careers and the MGPO Frigoletto Committee on Physician Well-Being

Coffee and Conversation is a new monthly series sponsored by the Office for Women’s Careers to create connections among faculty by bringing them together informally to address specific topics of interest and concern.

Women faculty are often pulled in many directions. You may feel overwhelmed with all the responsibilities you’re juggling—and guilty that whatever you’re doing, you should be doing something else.

This conversation focused on setting boundaries as a way to sidestep feeling overwhelmed and guilty and create a path to achievement and contentment. Participants shared their experiences, learned some new ideas for coping, and were able to connect with other women faculty.

Facilitator: After experiencing burnout as a primary care physician, Diane Shannon, MD, MPH, made the difficult decision to leave practice. As a professional health care writer for the past 20 years, Dr. Shannon has focused on highlighting issues in the US health care system, including lack of reliability, gaps in communication, and clinician burnout. She is co-author of Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine, which was published in 2016.

Dr. Shannon is a leading expert in helping clinicians identify the places where they have agency and make changes to improve their professional and personal lives. Dr. Shannon has especially focused on helping women physicians address burnout, overwhelm, and self-doubt. She continues to advocate for health system change through her writing and speaking engagements.

*Please note: registration will be capped at 50 people, as this is intended to be a small-group discussion.


September 14, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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Office for Women’s Careers (OWC)
(617) 724-0818
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