Local Events, Programs, Connections


Please forward suggestions/additions for this list to pwp@tcms.com

Finding Meaning in Medicine
Thursday, May 13
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Live and in-person again!

We are excited to offer FMM in-person again after so many months. Join your colleagues for our monthly informal, topic based discussion and community building meeting. Starting this month we will alternate virtual with in-person meetings every other month.

Finding Meaning in Medicine (FMM) is a program developed by physician wellness pioneer Rachel Remen over 20 years ago, with over 100 groups meeting in medical schools and practice communities throughout the world. Free to TCMS members, FMM small group meetings are informal times of discussion and discovery spent with colleagues to rediscover the river of meaning that is often hidden from us in our day-to-day work, connecting us in new ways with our patients, our colleagues, the lineage of medicine and healing, and our own calling to medicine.

Drs. Jennifer Aranda and Brian Sayers are RISHI certified group leaders for the TCMS groups. 

Thursday May 13
6:00-7:00 pm 

Next Month:
Tuesday June 15
8:00-9:00 pm

For further information and meeting locations email Dr. Sayers at bsayers@austin.rr.com.


Mortals in Medicine
Tuesday, May 4
7:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference

Registration Link 

Mortals in Medicine is a storytelling event for people who work in healthcare  . If you are a medical professional, come hear amazing storytellers in the medical field share profound & inspiring experiences that have shaped their career.

13th Annual Pediatric Conference: Keeping Central Texas Children Well by Keeping Pediatric Providers Well
May 8
8 am - 1 pm 

This year's conference will focus on provider wellness. The last 18 months has included the COVID-19 pandemic, tragic losses within the pediatric community, weather and utility issues unprecedented in Austin, as well as other numerous personal and professional challenges in our everyday lives. Join us in this opportunity to work on our best selves so that we may continue to approach the longevity of our personal and professional lives with resilience.

Presented by:
• Parneet Pal, MBBS, MS (Keynote Speaker)
• Meghan Rothenberger, MD
• Daniel Hope, MA
• Robert Duke, PhD 

Questions, contact Nora Lopez at nalopez@ascension.org

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This course has been designated by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School for 4.00 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Docs Noteworthy Ensemble
Sundays in May
1:30 pm
Zoom Video Conference


Calling all Physician Singers and Instrumentalists

The Docs' Noteworthy Ensemble is entering its 3rd Season. Fresh off our most recent performance, we are inviting others to join us in a fun and laid-back setting.

We are looking for people who enjoy singing in the shower, in their car on the way to work, at church or under their breath. Singers who want to learn how to read music or who are experts are all welcome.

If you took instrumental lessons in your youth, played in the school band or are playing now, you are welcome to join us. Bring your family members to join us for some together time.

Text Dr. Lee Frierson-Stroud (512) 632-7064 for additional details.


Yoga For Physicians
Saturday, May 22 & June 5
9:30 am
Zoom Video Conference


All levels of yogis welcome!

Yoga helps reduce stress, increase flexibility, and promote peace of mind. These gentle classes are a great intro to yoga if you are a beginner or to enhance your existing practice.

• Explore elements of various yoga skills: vinyasa, restorative, and yin yoga with modifications for all levels of practice.

• Learn how to connect breath to mindful movement.

• Practice easy mindfulness and meditation strategies.

TCMS Members and spouses FREE

Saturday, May 22 and June 5
9:30 am
Zoom Meeting ID: 783 168 5313
Passcode: 6zkYu4

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

For more information, email: dr.nadia@themindfulmdmom.com


Confidential, Free Counseling Program for 
TCMS Members and Spouses Now Offering 
Teletherapy/Remote Services


• Featuring our outstanding psychologists

• Remote/teletherapy visits

The Physician Wellness Program offers anonymous, free sessions with TCMS vetted psychologists  . So far the program has funded over 750 confidential sessions with our therapists.

The program can be easily accessed and privacy is strictly protected. A certified Gottman Couples Therapist is now available in addition to individual counselors to help with work, personal, or marital issues.

The cost of the first four sessions is covered by the program.

Whatever the issue, this program is your safe harbor. Nothing is reported, no diagnosis made, no insurance billed.

To access the program, call the wellness line at 512-467-5165, or visit the PWP counselor page .

Caduceus Group
Thursday evenings 
7:00 pm 
Zoom Video Conference

Weekly AA meeting for physicians. For details contact Belinda Clare 512-206-1250. 


Follow the Physician Wellness Program on 

Twitter at TCMS_Wellness


The PWP is a self-supporting project that depends on your tax deductible donations.
Contact Belinda Clare at bclare@tcms.com or 512-206-1250 for more information. 


Got Something to Say? Calling all Writers . . . 

Please consider submitting a 500-700 word essay for our monthly PWP blog. Anything related to physician well-being or reflections on the practice of medicine.

Looking for something uplifting.

Please, no rants or political commentary!

Questions or submissions tobsayers@austin.rr.com.