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David Topor, Ph.D., MS-HPEd.

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David R. Topor, Ph.D., MS-HPEd is a clinical psychologist and health professions educator at VA Boston Healthcare System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. David currently holds the position of Associate Director of Healthcare Professional Education at VA Boston. David’s areas of professional interest include faculty development, faculty and trainee wellness, and interprofessional education. David can be contacted via email.

Promoting Wellness for Educators During Uncertain Times

Health professions educators are navigating multiple roles in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many serve in clinical roles involving direct patient contact. Many serve in administrative roles making difficult decisions about how care will be delivered. And all serve as educators responsible for helping our trainees manage this stressful time.

There are many strategies educators can use to increase mental wellness for themselves, their colleagues, their loved ones, their trainees, and their patients. The strategies articulated below can be used by educators and trainees. 

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