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Physician Peer Support Group Meetings

Support Groups provided for Massachusetts physicians and medical students seeking support. Below is a list of Peer Support Group Meetings for January 2021 through May 2021. Please call the PHS line at (781) 434-7404 if you have questions about accessing any of these groups or other concerns.

PHS SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS - Virtual

1. MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY PROFESSIONAL PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING

Sponsored by Physician Health Services, 7:00 PM

**Please note that the Wednesday night group may revert back to Tuesday night in June 2021. Please check in with the group leader and PHS for more information.

This group meets every Monday, Wednesday and every Thursday, and is an addiction focused meeting, but welcomes the attendance of any physician or medical student seeking peer support for any health-related topic.


2. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PEER SUPPORT GROUP MEETING - VIRTUAL

Meets SECOND TUESDAY, SECOND & FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month, and the MONDAY before the FOURTH WEDNESDAY of each month.

Sponsored by Physician Health Services, 6:30 - 7:45 PM

Offered four times each month, this is a meeting for physicians, residents, and medical students who are experiencing a variety of challenges stemming from the rigors of medicine who could benefit from collegial support to develop and strengthen coping skills and enhance the quality of professional and personal life. The focus of this facilitated meeting will be on strengthening the ability to deal effectively with patients, employers, hospitals, co-workers, colleagues, peers, family members, and significant others.

This is a meeting which provides support for any number of health challenges, including stress, burnout, and mental/behavioral health challenges.

This group requires that you speak with the facilitator before attending your first meeting, please contact PHS for more details.

Virtual Behavioral Health Peer Support Group Meeting Dates for January 2021 through June 2021

  • January 2021 Tues- 1/12, Wed 1/13, Mon 1/25, Wed 1/27
  • February 2021 Tues- 2/9, Wed 2/10, Mon 2/22, Wed 2/24
  • March 2021 Tues- 3/9, Wed 3/10, Mon 3/22, Wed 3/24
  • April 2021 Tues- 4/13, Wed 4/14, Mon 4/26, Wed 4/28
  • May 2021 Tues- 5/11, Wed 5/12, Mon 5/24, Wed 5/26
  • June 2021 Tues- 6/8, Wed 6/9, Mon 6/21, Wed 6/23

ADDITIONAL PHYSICIAN PEER SUPPORT RESOURCES (Non-PHS)

**Please contact PHS for the group contact to ask about virtual resources during COVID-19

3. GREENFIELD PEER SUPPORT GROUP - EVERY WEDNESDAY, 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Franklin Medical Center
Conference Room C
164 High Street
Greenfield, MA


4. FALMOUTH SUPPORT GROUP – EVERY TUESDAY EVENING, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Falmouth Hospital
Medical Office Building, 1st Floor
Administrative Complex
100 Ter Heun Drive
Falmouth, MA


5. FAITH BASED MEN’S PEER SUPPORT GROUP FOR PROFESSIONALS – EVERY THURSDAY, 8:00 – 9:30 PM

100 High Street
Brookline, MA

A weekly men’s group affiliated with the Vineyard Christian Fellowship of Greater Boston. Provides support to physicians and other professionals within a faith-based context. Please note that this is not exclusively a group for physicians and medical students.


6. WORCESTER MONDAY DOCTORS’ 12 STEP GROUP – EVERY MONDAY, 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Worcester Medical Center, St. Vincent’s Hospital
Conference Room A, first floor
123 Summer Street
Worcester, MA 01608

This group is open to any doctoral level healthcare professional with substance use concerns.


7. BERKSHIRE HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS RECOVERY GROUP – EVERY TUESDAY, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Berkshire Medical Center, Hillcrest Campus
First Floor Conference Room
725 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

This weekly meeting is a self-help format support group without a professional facilitator and is open to any licensed health care professional – doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, etc.


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ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN POSITION AT PHS

PHS is actively recruiting for a Medical Director. This is a unique opportunity to be an important part of a mission driven non-profit organization that supports the health, well-being, and effectiveness of physicians and medical students in MA. PHS is currently accepting applications, through the job posting here: MMS website. Please review the job description and apply. You may also contact a member of the search committee: Mary Anna Sullivan, MD, Chair, PHS Board of Directors; Glenn Pransky, MD, Director, PHS Board of Directors; Booker Bush, MD, Director, PHS Board of Directors; Dustin Patil, MD, Director, PHS Board of Directors; Bara Litman-Pike, PsyD, Executive Director PHS.

PHS is looking for great candidates to apply to this important position. We welcome your interest. The job is posted on this link on the MMS website.

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