AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Science of Stress Day
Project type(s) Speaker,School Service
Date completed 2004
Chapter Yale University SOM
Project Coordinator Rachel Friedman and Gretchen Graff
Summary of project We held fair during the day during which students were able to experience massage, yoga, reiki, reflexology, iridology, and other forms of CAM therapies from local practitioners. We also provided literature on meditation, nutrition, acupuncture, and other therapies with proven benefits. In the evening, we held a panel discussion to learn how stress can affect the body and how we can manage stress through meditation and other methods. We invited a neurobiologist/reiki master, cardiologist, psychiatrist, and others to speak about their specialized knowledge in this area.

Content area N/A
Number of participants 50
Participant hours involved hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost under $400
Project funding Medical school funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising posters
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions We only advertised about a week before the event. We put flyers up around campus and select community locations. The community was responsive to the event.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments Make sure that you keep the speakers on track (so it doesn't get too long -- we had 5 and that was pushing it). Also make sure that you have chosen people whom you know can talk about your specific topic knowledgably.