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August 21, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
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FIVE DAYS TO FRIDAY uses the power of theater and dance to unpack the unseen stressors (gender bias and expectations, mental health stigma, toxic/ unsupportive work environments) that all too often threaten the health and well-being of health care professionals. Developed by a team of professional artists and focus groups of physicians, this multimedia, theatrical work follows the story of a prominent general surgeon and chief resident as they attempt to navigate a week of familiar challenges related to their professional and personal life. Characters include physician partners, spouses, and family. Those attending the performance are encouraged to include their own partners, spouses, and family members (over 16 years).


The talk-back, facilitated by Charles Samenow, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The George Washington University, and playwright Jeffrey Steiger, focuses on using this theatrical production not only to achieve a deeper understanding of the issues at play but also to elicit specific strategies for support and change.


The New Theater of Medicine creates theatrical plays about aspects of medicine delivered by professional actors. The work has traveled the country, including internationally, in support of CDC programming in Prague, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. More information about the creative team and FIVE DAYS TO FRIDAY is available here.


CME/MOC Available


The American College of Physicians (ACP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The American College of Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.



  • Member Price: Free