AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Medical Student Well-Being Week
Project type(s) School Service
Date completed 2003
Chapter Touro University COM
Project Coordinator Katherine Goldsich
Summary of project We planned a week of events focused around the Medical Student Well-Being initiative. The target population was the entire student body. The schedule was as follows: Monday - Art Therapy Workshop w/the AMSA Wellness Resource Guide handouts for all participants. Tuesday: Circle of Healers Retreat wrap-up (from those who attended) and discussion group. This also involved planning towards a local HuMed retreat. Wednesday: Yoga after school. Thursday: Kick-off of weekly Medical Ethics Discussion Groups with "Truth-telling to patients with terminal diagnoses". Friday: Bagel breakfast from AMSA. Capture the Flag competition between the first and second year classes. Other clubs also held events, such as a heart transplant recipient speaker from a local hospital.

Content area N/A
Number of participants Between 20-40 for each event
Participant hours involved hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost $600
Project funding AMSA grant,Local chapter funds,Medical school funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Email, class announcements, posters
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions This was a very successful project that can be achieved with a small, committed group of enthusiastic planners!

Comments This was a fun and rewarding project that can be planned in a few short sessions with a few enthusiastic leaders at your school~highly recommended!