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The Hergott Heart of Medicine Award

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Rachel Swigris, DO


Rachel Swigris, DO

​Rachel Swigris is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at University of Colorado Denver and Associate Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program. Since joining the faculty she has shown a passion for and made tremendous contributions to enhancing physician well-being. Her research interests focuses on the cultivating a humanistic environment for patients, students, trainees and colleagues. She serves as a confidential advisor for the internal medicine residents and is the resident clinic director for the Lowry Internal Medicine Clinic. In 2008, she brought the Healer's Art Elective to our first and second year medical students. This elective was created to combat the hidden curriculum, promote professionalism and help faculty and students renew and identify meaning in their work. In 2010, she completed the faculty development course, “A Curriculum for Mindful Practice”. She facilitates and participates in the Spirituality in Medicine Panel and has given numerous lectures and workshops on Mindfulness, Work-Life Balance, Energy Management, and Physician Burnout and Impairment. In addition, she has delivered narrative medicine workshops to internal medicine residents as well as at the national level at the Society for General Medicine Annual Meeting.