Intentional Practice for Christian Physicians


Farr Curlin, Ryan Bayley


4 Weeks




This course is not currently open for registration.

Do you want to reconnect with what called you to medicine in the first place, and find ways to align your daily work with your calling as a Christian physician? This course will help you reimagine your work and discover new ways to deal with stressors and challenges, to resist burnout, and to recover intrinsically rewarding practices of medicine.

This course is eligible for 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

About the Course

“Intentional Practice for Christian Physicians” is a 4-week learning experience designed with the working, Christian physician in mind. Through online lessons, practical exercises, and a weekly discussion online via Zoom with your peers and course instructors, you will learn to: 

  • Assess your own experiences of burnout and vitality
  • Use proven tools to connect with the meaning of medicine and how it fits into your Christian vocation
  • Align what you do on a daily basis with what you believe is of genuine value
  • Create a personalized action plan for cultivating vocationally satisfying work as a physician

Note: The next anticipated offering for this course is Fall 2023.


Farr Curlin

Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities BA and MD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Dr. Curlin is a hospice and palliative care physician who joined Duke University in January 2014 where he holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine, including its Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine, and…
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What’s Included

  • Digital lesson content. Through concise video lessons and curated readings, you will gain foundational concepts and frameworks you will apply to your work and calling as a physician. 
  • Exercise workbook. You will receive a physical copy of our 40+ page workbook designed to guide meaningful reflection and help you master new skills.
  • Engage with your instructors. Gain insights and delve deeper into each week’s topics during weekly one-hour Zoom class meetings with Farr and Ryan.
  • Expand your network. Become part of a community of faith and practice with the other physicians taking the course, connecting during weekly Zoom classes.

Education Credits

Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this course activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.