Finding Joy in Our Work: It's a Team Sport

In this session we’ll use positive psychology and playful teamwork to find joy in the midst of our global pandemic.


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Target Audience

This activity is designed for family medicine physicians and other primary care team members.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Notice and enhance joyful activities on a daily basis
  • Engage in playful, productive and purposeful teamwork.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AAFP Prescribed
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Jeremy Fish, MD headshot   

Family Physician and FMRD Program Director
John Muir Health
Walnut Creek, CA

Walt Mills, MD headshot

Family Physician and Residency Faculty
Natividad Medical Center
Salinas, CA


Jeremy Fish, MD, is the founding program director for the new John Muir Health Family Medicine Residency Program, a community-based, UCSF-affiliated 8-8-8 program focused on producing high-value, full-spectrum ambulatory family physicians with an emphasis on partnership, teamwork, leadership and advocacy, personal and professional well-being, and scholarly improvement.   Prior to joining John Muir Health in 2014, Dr. Fish was program director at a premier inpatient full-spectrum program at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in Martinez, where he was involved in residency leadership for 17 years, on faculty and had previously trained and graduated in 1994.   He completed the UCSF Faculty Development Fellowship in 1999 where he continued on as faculty starting in 2008 and co-founded the CAFP California Residency Network in 2011.   He has been recognized for his regional and statewide educational leadership by the California Academy of Family Physicians as the 2014 Family Physician Hero of the Year and 2020 Family Physician of the Year.   He lives in Oakland with his wife of 25 years, Susan, and their University of Oregon senior son, Ben, who is also a skilled tennis instructor.  In his spare time he enjoys reading, hikes, and pretending he is training for the Tour de France on his bike in the Berkeley and Oakland Hills.

Walter Mills, MD, MMM, is clinical professor in the UCSF Department of Family and Community Medicine having been on the clinical faculty since 1986. He is DIO and Director of Medical Education, Associate Director for the UCSF Natividad Family Medicine Residency Program in Salinas, California. Dr. Mills is immediate past president of CAFP and an AAFP Consultant for Residency Program Solutions. His professional passions are physician well-being and teaching equity and justice. He is still learning to surf.


Jeremy Fish, MD and Walter Mills, MD declare that in the past 12 months neither they nor their partners/spouse shave a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of this continuing education activity.


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This Enduring Material activity, Finding Joy in Our Work:  It’s a Team Sport, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 0.50 Prescribed credit by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification begins November 23, 2020. Term of approval is for one year from this date.

AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credits™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AAFP Prescribed
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