Purpose Statement
The Medical School Wellbeing Working Group seeks to foster wellbeing, understand known threats to wellbeing and pursue shared efforts to actively prevent or mitigate such threats. The Medical School Wellbeing Working Group acknowledges the rich diversity existing within and among our constituent communities, and seeks to create methodologies and/or platforms for communications, interventions and assessments oriented toward cultivating effective learning/work environments, empowering individual self-care practices, and enhancing access to community/support resources.  

Vision Statement
The Medical School Wellbeing Work Group’s vision is for the Medical School to be an organization that builds an inclusive, effective learning and working environment and community where people thrive.


Amanda Termuhlen, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
David Rothenberger, MD, Senior Advisor for Physician Wellbeing
Kaz Nelson, MD, Vice-Chair of Education
Bryan Williams, MD, PhD, System Director for Provider Wellbeing and Integrative Health
Michael Kim, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Scott Slattery, PhD, Director for Office of Learner Development
Clarence Shannon IV, MD, Associate Dean of Strategy and Innovation

Medical School Wellness Assessment Town Halls

Town halls for faculty and staff were held in October to discuss the results of the recent University of Minnesota Medical School Wellness Assessment. The Wellness Assessment was an opportunity for faculty and staff to tell us what they thought about the state of wellbeing in our organization and to identify areas of concerns and possible interventions related to wellness within the Medical School.

October 6, 2022 | Staff Session | Watch session here
October 11, 2022 | Faculty Session | Watch session here