2023 Reed Lecture and Wellness Event
The UVA Medical Alumni Association is pleased to present the 2023 Reed Lecture and Wellness Event on January 28, featuring Julie Haizlip, MD, MAPP, and John Schorling, MD, MPH. A continental breakfast social will provide an opportunity for togetherness with fellow students during the dreary winter months and will be followed by a lecture from Dr. Haizlip on Mattering in Medical School. Following the lecture, Dr. Schorling will lead an interactive guided meditation.
Note: The Reed Lecture, presented by Dr. Haizlip from 9-10 a.m., will be available virtually, but the breakfast social and mindfulness exercise will only be available in person.
This event is intended to bring awareness to the Reed Psychiatric Care Fund. The fund provides financial support for UVA Medical students receiving psychiatric care and is made possible thanks to a generous gift from Larry and Ramona Reed, MD ’68, who endowed the fund. To learn more about the Reed Psychiatric Care Fund, please click here.
8:30-9 a.m: Continental Breakfast Social
9-10 a.m.: 2023 Reed Lecture, featuring Julie Haizlip, MD MAPP
10-11 a.m.: Mindfulness Exercise, led by John Schorling, MD MPH
Lecture Overview: Mattering in Medical School
Medical School is a whirlwind of ever-changing classes and clinical rotations. It can be challenging to find the place where you fit and to figure out how you can contribute. This talk will explore what it means to matter as a medical student and why it’s important to your mental health. We’ll also consider how to create opportunities where you can both add value and feel valued and how doing so can improve your experience as a student and your overall wellbeing.
About Julie Haizlip, MD MAPP
Julie Haizlip is a clinical professor of nursing and a faculty physician in the UVA Department of Pediatrics. She is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care and has also earned a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree. She is actively involved in clinical, teaching and research activities that promote collaborative education and practice in health care. Dr. Haizlip has published and presented internationally on topics related to interprofessional education and using applications of positive psychology to create culture change in academic health care. Her current research is on creating cultures of mattering in academic health care.
Overview: Mindfulness Exercise
Meditation is a type of mind-body complementary medicine. It can produce a deep state of relaxation, tranquility and focus. This exercise will arm students with tools and a practice to incorporate into everyday life.
About John Schorling, MD, MPH
John Schorling is a professor of medicine and has been director of the Mindfulness Center at the University of Virginia since 2005 where he has been teaching mindfulness for 20 years. He completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Virginia and in preventive medicine at the University of Washington. He is also board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine. His interests include teaching mindfulness to medical students, physicians and other healthcare providers, the application of mindfulness at work, and on research in the clinical applications of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.