Building Resiliency, Depth, and Grit in Medicine: Harvard Medical School’s First Mind-Body and Resilience Course

Posted On: August 23rd, 2018

Darshan Mehta, MD, MPH

Building Resiliency, Depth, and Grit in Medicine: Harvard Medical School’s First Mind-Body and Resilience Course

As of this fall, a total of 160 newly matriculated students at Harvard Medical School will be learning mind-body and resiliency skills as a part of their coursework in Professional Development, under the direction of Dr. Fidencio Saldana, Dean of Students at Harvard Medical School.

This curriculum, entitled “Building Resiliency, Depth, and Grit in Medicine” (aka BRDG curriculum), is being led by Dr. Darshan Mehta, and involves input from several of our Osher Center affiliates (notably the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at MGH).

This will be a 12-hour longitudinal curriculum that all HMS students based in the Pathways curriculum will encounter. The curriculum is experiential in nature and stems from the work that is being led at the BHI-MGH.

The curriculum will be taught by eight Harvard Medical School faculty members. The course will take place in six two-hour sessions, with three sessions taking place in August 2018. Later, the students will reconvene for the following three sessions over the course of the academic year.

Expect more updates on this course as it progresses.