AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title HuMed Student Wellness Week: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction
Project type(s) School Service,Social Event,Other
Date completed 10/2006
Chapter University of New Mexico SOM
Project Coordinator Mariebeth Velasquez
Summary of project Greg Franchini, M.D., faculty in Psychiatry, presented a brief introduction of the development of MBSR and its direct application in his life. Then, students had the opportunity to practice a few of the techniques and provide feedback afterwards.

Content area Complementary/Alternative Medicine
Number of participants 9
Participant hours involved 14 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost 0
Project funding
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Promoted at a HuMed presentation on 9/20... followed by mass email, flyers, and word of mouth
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
3
Lessons/suggestions Perhaps providing a clearer understanding of what MBSR is all about when promoting the event may have helped with recruitment?

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments The smaller number of students seemed to work well with keeping the atmosphere more intimate and personable.