$8,700.00 USD

As you enter into this program, it is important that we are clear from the start about what will be expected. These policies, procedures and practices are designed to help you to get the most out of the program.

ETHICS You can count on The Institute for Physician Wellness, its consultants, and staff to uphold the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS The program concepts, materials and information used in our teaching and certification are the property of The Institute for Physician Wellness and Alicia Kowalski, MD. You are asked to agree that you will not use or reuse our materials for any financial gain or otherwise distribute to any third parties without the express written permission of The Institute for Physician Wellness. Copyrighted material included from outside parties included in the course content is outside the scope of this limitation.

ABOUT LECTURES AND PROGRAM PORTAL Lectures occur at a previously agreed time and day and will be recorded on zoom. Program participation assumes permission for recording. The recordings will be uploaded into the program portal within 24 hours. The portal is available to you for 6 months after the completion of the program.

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REFUND POLICY Cancellations made 30 days prior to the program will be refunded the full registration amount minus a nonrefundable $100 processing fee. All cancellations made for any reason after that date are nonrefundable. No exceptions or transfers can be made. The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any program due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation or postponement, The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC will refund the registration fee minus the nonrefundable $100 processing fee, but is not responsible for any other related costs or charges to the participant.

CERTIFICATION Program instructors will provide Chief Wellness Officer Certification to each physician who has  demonstrated proficiency of content and completed course work including the capstone project. 

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Chief Wellness Officer Training and Certification (Fall 2024)

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What you'll get:

  • Program lectures including insight from the latest research in the field and its application to real-life settings.
  • Ten learning modules, including recommended reading and assignments 
  • Facilitated, large group discussions 
  • Small-group study pods of up to 5 physicians
  • Oversight and guidance of the capstone project
  • Capstone presentations
  • 24/7 access to the program portal with recordings, assignments, handouts, and more
  •  A community of like-minded physician leaders in organizational wellness efforts and programs
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit


This program meets twice weekly for six weeks. 

5-7pm Pacific / 6-8pm Mountain / 7-9pm Central / 8-10pm Eastern

7-9am Pacific / 8-11am Mountain / 9-11am Central /10-12pm Eastern

What People Are Saying:

“This CWO training and certification program was invaluable in changing my approach to developing a Wellness program at my institution. Each session and the Capstone project helped to deepen my knowledge of the literature and how to use available resources to develop a program that was tailored to my institution and that could be effectively implemented. Alicia offered a safe and open environment to discuss problems and hurdles.” -----CWO Program Participant, MD

CWO Program Participant, MD

“I chose to take the IPW's CWO certification program with the anticipation that I would be appointed the CWO for my institution, but I didn't have much of an idea what that role would look like and what I would actually do. Through the course of the 6 week program, Dr. Kowalski very effectively taught a comprehensive curriculum about all aspects of what an informed and skilled CWO needs to know, as well as mentored each student in the program to identify their specific institutional situation and how to best approach their leadership role in developing a comprehensive wellbeing program for their institution. I concluded the program and went on to give my capstone presentation to my hospital's medical executive committee, and it was extremely well-received! I am now the chief physician wellness officer, and am in the process of creating my team! I cannot recommend IPW's CWO certification program highly enough!” Pamela Dyne, MD Chief Physician Wellness Officer Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine

Pamela Dyne, MD