Mastery Retreat Agenda

What would your life look like if you aligned what you do with what really matters most?
This was the most amazing conference for physicians I’ve ever been to.
— Dr Nancy Yen Shipley, Orthopedic Surgeon and Blogger, Portland, OR

The TransforMD Mastery Retreat for Women Physicians is back! It will be held January 8-12, 2020!

New this year:

  • 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ are included (see below for CME details)!

  • The same amazing content, with more free time to enjoy sunny Mexico and the incredible resort amenities

  • Selected pre-retreat workshops designed to maximize your experience and personal growth on the retreat

TransforMD  will be held in a luxurious, all-inclusive resort in Mexico. During this unique experiential Mastery Retreat, you will be immersed in interactive personal and professional growth sessions. Dedicated time for introspection, meditation, and relaxation is on the agenda (so you can enjoy the beach, delicious dining, and our spa discount!).  You will also:

  • receive tools, training, coaching, and physician-to-physician support

  • learn a self-sufficient and easy-to-do meditation practice

  • learn how to access more mental space to find calmness, creativity, and emotional fortitude

  • be armed with practical strategies and clear action plans to create the right success opportunities for you

  • be prepared to make bold changes with confidence

  • emerge able to live a more ideal life with more balance, less stress, and deep purpose

  • view the full agenda

Women physicians, both MDs and DOs, at any stage of life or career are welcome to join in this transformational experience.  

what's included


  • 4 nights of luxury accommodation at Excellence Playa Mujeres

  • All meals (including adult beverages)

  • Instruction in Conscious Health Meditation (see course details and testimonials)

  • In-depth, inspiring, and practical sessions on discovering your unique values and mission, setting goals to transform the status quo, and turning your goals into reality

  • Interactive sessions in functional medicine to maximize your physical health as you transform inside and out

  • 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

  • 10% discount on all spa treatments

  • Daily yoga instruction (optional)

  • Other surprise goodies only for TransforMD participants!

  • View the full agenda here


  • Airfare to Cancun, Mexico

  • Transportation between the resort and the airport

Is this Mastery retreat right for you?

This event chose me! I never would have chosen this for myself. A friend recommended it and I took a leap of faith. TransforMD helped me to think outside the box! It was a great opportunity for learning about yourself and developing support/networking system.
— Dr Melissa Armstrong, Pediatrician, Raleigh, NC

The TransforMD Mastery Retreat is right for you if:

  • You are a woman physician (MD or DO) at any stage of your life or career.

  • You are looking for a practical, supportive, transformative way to re-design your professional or personal life (in a beautiful, serene setting).

  • You prefer personalized small group intensives to huge rooms and podium lectures.

  • You are ready to take action.

  • You want a real plan to accelerate success or even change your career.

  • You are open to exploring meditation for high performance and resilience.

But this experience isn’t right for everyone. In fact, it’s only for a small number of women physicians who are serious about reclaiming control over their lives. The TransforMD Mastery Retreat may not be right for you if:

  • You aren’t willing to be honest with yourself about your desires, decisions, and circumstances.

  • You don’t think major changes in your life are worth investment of your time, energy, and finances.

  • You’re looking for a pep talk in a vacation setting, but are resigned to return to the status quo after the event.

  • You tend to place blame externally instead of focusing internally on your locus of control.


Our faculty are uniquely qualified.

We've been where you are.

We know what it takes to succeed in academic medicine and in private practice.  And we also know how to do much more. 

We don't just talk the talk. 

We walk the walk. 

We have real life experience earning substantial income in many domains: medical, non-medical, industry, consulting, coaching, teaching, entrepreneurship, writing, professional speaking. 

CME Information
In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 6.0 contact hours.

This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.

Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, speech-audiology, and psychology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Rush University designates this live activity for 6.0 Continuing Education credit(s).