Amber Teigen, PA
Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of PA Studies
University of Arkansas Medical Center
Dr. Teigen is a PA with clinical experience in orthopedics and interventional radiology. She serves as Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor in the UAMS PA Program. She earned a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Wake Forest University, a M.M.S. in PA Studies from Saint Louis University, and a D.M.Sc. with a concentration in Health Professions Education from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. Her expertise includes mindfulness, IPE, Lifestyle Medicine, and wellness. She is a certified Koru Mindfulness instructor and on the certification path for MBSR teacher. She co-facilitates wellness workshops and teaches Lifestyle Medicine at UAMS.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Lightning Talk Description: Professional Wellness has been a serious concern across healthcare professions for over a decade. Recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the significant need for dedicated wellness programs in the healthcare field. On the individual level, a workshop providing a comprehensive approach to self-reflection and a personal wellness-assessment is helpful in identifying key areas of concern and evidence-based strategies to improve wellbeing. Similarly, on the leadership level, a workshop promoting a comprehensive assessment of policies and procedures as…