Saki Santorelli, EdD, professor of medicine, presented grand rounds at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in Dublin on Sept. 9. Rounds were followed by a luncheon meeting with academic leaders at RCSI about the role of mindfulness in medical education, residency training and leadership development.
This presentation at RCSI followed the Mindfulness Tools for Living the Full Catastrophe and Practicum in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs, led by Florence Meleo-Meyer, director of Oasis Institute, and Dr. Santorelli, executive director of the Center for Mindfulness, at the Glenview Hotel, Ireland, Aug. 28 to Sept. 6. The Mindfulness Tools 5-day program had 100 participants and the Practicum seminar had 68 professionals from Ireland, as well as Norway, Finland, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, England, France, Poland and the Czech Republic.
In 2008, UMMS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with RCSI to explore mutually beneficial collaborations between the two institutions. The fruitful partnership has resulted in numerous collaborative opportunities in research; undergraduate and graduate medical education exchange; and international clinical services.