Posted: March 31, 2020

Supportive Training for Residents through Education in Mindfulness (STREaM)


This resource is a 10-hour mindfulness training curriculum for resident physicians. Included is an outline of each session (four 1.5-hour sessions and one 4-hour session, which are adaptable to different settings/timings). Integration of mindfulness training into a resident physician program has the potential to increase personal growth and foster positive changes in patient relationships and care.
The learning objectives/competencies for this training are to: 

  • Develop a familiarity with the meaning of the word “mindfulness”, its evidence base, and its clinical relevance
  • Provide space for an experiential understanding of mindfulness through introduction of individual, partner and group practices
  • Explore themes relevant to clinical practice and personal/professional development through reflection and conversation. 
    • Themes include: 
      • the role of attention/awareness in medical practice
      • how to work with the experience of having limited time
      • self-efficacy in medical training and clinical practice
      • the cultivation of compassion

Supplemental Resources: 

  • Session Outlines for Classes 1-5


Vinny Minichiello, University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health


Learner Audience

Graduate Medical Education (GME), Continuing Medical Education/Continuing Professional Development (CME/CPD)


Practice Based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism

Resource Type(s)

Distance Learning- Synchronous
Distance Learning- Asynchronous
Written Audio or Visual Media (or Digital Equivalent)

Instructional Method(s)

Discussion (Small or Large Group)
Team-Based Learning


Residency, Wellness, Mindfulness, Clinical Skills, Burnout, Compassion, Self-Efficacy