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What is Flourish?

Flourish is a 3-year wellbeing initiative that was born out of collaboration with AdventHealth GME, Whole-Person Research, and The Center for Physician Wellbeing. The program aims to integrate wellbeing and resiliency skill building into the clinical learning environment.

Flourish Inaugural Year 2018-2019

Our inaugural year of this resident wellbeing initiative involved a 6-week small groups program, that focused on the CREATION Health principles of wellness. Each group meeting focused on core principles: choice, trust, interpersonal relationships, and outlook. The format of the groups included education, discussion, experiential art, and self-reflection activities.


Residents from each program in the AHS Central South Division attended these 90-minute groups for six weeks over a four-month period. Those who consented completed a survey package of validated measures administered by AdventHealth Whole Person Research.


Key findings from the Flourish pilot:


  • Improvements in trust (72.4%) and communication skills (74.5%) were reported among residents

  • Many reported to like the small group format

  • Residents prefer to have autonomy and the ability to choose how they integrate self-care

Here's what is new this year:

  • Freedom to choose from a variety of programs

  • Skill-based group offerings (e.g. cooking classes and a financial seminar)

  • Flexibility of time offerings

  • CREATION Life Incentives (receive points towards the $250 bonus)

Program Options


Unless noted otherwise, all of our workshops, events, and activities listed fulfill the GME requirement and provide points towards the CREATION Health Employees Wellness IncentiveVisit our Events page for more information, including workshop descriptions, dates, times, and locations. To download our full events calendar, which includes full descriptions, click here.

Educational Workshops

Educational workshops provide knowledge and skill development in the areas of parenting, self-care, moral injury in healthcare, interpersonal communication, healthy relationships, and more! These workshops function as a "lunch and learn" experience, and are scheduled for your convenience.  Click here to explore our available educational workshops.

Experiential Workshops


Experiential learning is the process of learning through experience and is both an active and reflective process. Experiential workshops focus on gaining knowledge and/or skills firsthand, rather than simply hearing or reading about a topic. These fun, hands-on groups include activities such as cooking, mindfulness meditation, couples dinners, and nature based adventures. Click here to explore our available experiential workshops.

Residency Small Groups

Many residents enjoyed the small group format of last year's Flourish program and requested something similar this year. After reading residents' feedback, this Flourish option was designed as an ongoing, drop-in style group that will take place throughout the year in order to accommodate as many residents' schedules as possible.


Please note: In order to protect confidentiality, attendance for this group will not be reported to the GME and is therefore not eligible to be used to fulfill the GME requirement.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to sign up or register for events/workshops? If so, how do I sign up?

Only some of the experiential events require registration and are marked on events page. A link is provided that will direct you to a registration form.

Do I have to attend any events?

Yes, per Dr. Portoghese and GME, all residents must attend 1 event every 6 months with a minimum of 2 events annually. We've developed a wide variety of events this year, so we hope you will want to attend even more!

What happens if I don't meet the 2-event requirement?

Program Directors are responsible for all GME requirements. Please check with your department.

Do all of the CPW's events count towards the GME requirement and the CREATION Life incentive?

Unless noted otherwise, all of our workshops, events, and activities provided fulfill the GME requirement and provide points towards the CREATION Life incentive.

How do I meet the requirement if I am at Winter Park or East?

All residents are invited to any CPW event they can attend. Family Medicine residents at Winter Park and East will have access to our events during their rotations at Orlando. We are available to provide workshops upon request for Emergency Medicine residents at East. Additionally, established programming is available via Dr. Spruill and Dr. Gui for these residency programs, although they will not be eligible for the CREATION Life incentive points.

If you have any other questions, please contact Alex Gleason, your Flourish Program Coordinator, at (407)-303-9674.

Contact Us


The Center for Physician Wellbeing

(407) 303-9674

2501 N Orange Avenue, Suite 307

Orlando, FL 32804

Flourish Team

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Alex Gleason, MA, LMHC

Program Director


Mandi Bailey, MA, LMHC



Kathy Gibney, PhD, ABPP



Burt Bertram, EdD, LMHC, LMFT



Leigh DeLorenzi, PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC


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