Physician Assistant’s Forum
We are planning to host a session to review and share optimal teamwork with our PAs. If you have specific scenarios you’d like to discuss, questions, or ideas you want to share, please submit them here.

Meditation Mondays – Mondays, 8-8:30 AM
Co-sponsored by the MGH Center for Faculty Development’s Office for Well-Being and the MGPO Frigoletto Committee

Start off your week in serenity. Join Dr. Darshan Mehta, director of the Office for Well-Being, in a guided meditation session to ease yourself into the week ahead with direction and peace of mind. No experience necessary. Weekly Zoom link.

Development of a Surgeon Practice Model to Address the Impact of Gender and Caregiver Status

We would like to increase support for our female surgical faculty, especially during the pandemic. We recognize that caregiver status (whether caring for a child, the elderly, a person with illness, injury or disability), which has disproportionately affected female workers, may have a substantial impact on our ability to thrive at work and may lead to burnout. We are inviting all female faculty who identify themselves as a former, current or soon-to-be caregiver to participate in a quality improvement project to develop a flexible surgeon practice model. We will be conducting small focus groups to develop a database of contributors of caregiver status disparity, associated surgeon challenges and actionable solutions. Please email if you are interested.

BWPO Faculty Sponsorship Mentorship Program

The BWPO is introducing a new sponsorship and mentorship program and invites you to participate in this collaborative effort across departments. This program is supported by BWell Grant funds and is led by Dr. Anju Patel, Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, along with Dr. Danielle Sarno, Department of Neurosurgery. The program aims to leverage a digital platform to build connections and enhance your skills as a faculty member at any level. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or mentee, please consider this six-month faculty-led experience. The program will launch later this month with a personal email invitation. Please click here for more information.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit May 25 – May 27
The Brigham is kicking off DE&I events this week for the annual summit. See this page for more information. 

Juneteenth Dinner 
Date: June 10, 2022
Time: 6:30PM

In celebration of a day in history marked by the liberation of African American slaves, we celebrate Juneteenth. Click here to learn more about the importance and history of this celebratory day.

We are looking forward to a dinner to celebrate Juneteenth together in community—everyone is welcome! Please RSVP using this form

Dinner with Drs. Smink and Robinson 
We are looking forward to a “Meet the Department Leadership” dinner with Dr. Malcolm Robinson and Dr. Doug Smink this summer.

Please sign up here if you are interested! 

Interested in a Wine Tasting Event? 
During the pandemic we hosted a virtual wine tasting event, and it was a big hit with attendees! We are looking forward to hosting a similar event, either virtually or in person, if faculty are interested.

Please sign up here. More details to come. 

OPD/CSPH Joint Lecture 
Date: October 4, 2022, at 4 PM
Speaker: Pagan Kennedy
Topic: Writing an Op Ed

To learn more about our speaker, view her biography here. Save the date! More details to come soon. 

OPD Professional Fulfillment Lecture  
Date: December 7, 2022, at 4:45 PM
Speaker: Julie Cantor, MD
Topic: Equity and Salary

Save the date! More details to come soon.