From:                                         UCSD Pediatrics <>

Sent:                                           Thursday, May 14, 2020 9:08 AM

To:                                               UCSD Pediatrics

Subject:                                     NEWS FLASH: New Peer Support Program for Faculty & MSP Physicians


Importance:                            High


Department of Pediatrics


New Peer Support Program



UCSD Department of Pediatrics is very pleased to announce the launch of Connecting Conversations, a new peer support program led by our Physician Wellness Director, Dr. Ami Doshi.  This program is for department faculty and MSP physicians who may be dealing with stress or personal or professional challenges. It is designed to foster connection and offers an opportunity for sharing concerns.


Connecting Conversations Peer Supporters, trained in best practices for communication, facilitate off-the-record, informal conversations that are meant to provide a listening ear, provide perspective and guidance, and possible referral to local resources.  If you need to talk, Connecting Conversations Peer Supporters offer a safe space to express your thoughts and reactions.


The Connecting Conversations program is voluntary and completely confidential.


While peer support is a common pillar of physician well-being, it is especially relevant in our current atmosphere. We have identified a peer supporter for every member of our department.  Be on the lookout for a personal email introduction from your Connecting Conversations peer supporter.  It will contain more detail about the goals of the program and provide an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have.


Questions?  Feel free to contact Ami Doshi at



Department of Pediatrics Communications:  Debbie Taheri