Being the Best “You” You Can Be Coming Out of COVID: Self-Care Techniques for Physicians

Join MCMS for the final keynote of Physician Renewal Week! Suzan Song, M.D., MPH, PhD leads this interactive session, and participants will leave with specific steps they can take to better understand their own stress level, decompress, and thive day-to-day.

Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the physical and emotional signs of stress.
  • Establish dialogue regarding issues surrounding personal and professional values, meaning, and purpose.
  • Explain the central tenets of demoralization, burnout, and clinical depression.
  • Articulate key ethical issues in practice that can lead to moral injury.
  • Assess their own self-care practices and create their own care plans.
  • Determine effective ways to overcome barriers to implementing self-care.

About Our Presenter: Suzan Song, MD, MPH, PhD is Director of the Division of Child/Adolescent & Family Psychiatry at George Washington University, adviser to the U.S. State Department on human trafficking, and a humanitarian protection consultant. After training at the University of Chicago, Harvard, Stanford, and the University of Amsterdam, she conducted research and policy work with forcibly displaced youth and families in Sierra Leone, Burundi, Liberia, Ethiopia, Haiti, DR Congo, and the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan as an adviser to humanitarian agencies such as United Nations and International Medical Corps. Her compassion and expertise in clinical care, research, and public health policy, make her a key voice in trauma-informed care and global health.