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Wellness

MEDWell is an acronym that stands for: Mindfulness, Exercise and Diet through Work, Engagement and Lifelong Learning.

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Wellness is not a program; it is a culture. Our health does not have a starting or stopping point, we live our lives in our bodies 24 hours a day. MEDWell was born out of the desire to help you maintain your global health while you navigate this difficult and rewarding experience called medical school.
We offer weekly and monthly activities to promote a healthy lifestyle as well as embed wellness sessions within each conference week.
Please visit the items below for a variety of ongoing activities and recent recorded events and resources.
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  • Nutrition in Medicine (NiM)

    The NiM series is now, and historically has been, driven by student interest in the power of nutrition and how it relates to human health and disease. Integral in this acquisition of information is the medical profession’s responsibility to more fully understand this important connection and, more specifically, to better care for our patients utilizing this knowledge. Each session will be presented by faculty and guest lecturers who are leaders in the field of evidence-based nutrition.

    The lectures and information provided in the NiM series are the thoughts and opinions of the lecturers.  That said, a Whole Foods Plant Based (WFPB) largely unprocessed diet is the basis of the NiM lecture series. By gaining exposure to various types of science based nutrition therapies including a WFPB diet you will be provided with the knowledge to understand and treat those who follow a mainly unprocessed whole plant food lifestyle. The content of these lectures may be emotionally triggering. You are the best judge of your well-being and what works best for you and your future patients.

    2022-2023 Sessions

    Session 1: Real People, Real Stories

    Session 2: Treating Diabetes with a low fat high carb diet

    Session 3: Plant Based Weight Loss

    Session 4: The Plantrician Project

    Session 5: The Role of Plant-Based Nutrition in One Medicine

    2021-2022 Session Recordings

    2020-2021 Session Recordings

    CVM Students: please be mindful of differences in species-specific nutrition and disease vulnerability. If you have questions about how this COMP/COMP-NW lecture series is aligned with the DVM program, please do not hesitate to contact either Dr. Linde or Dr. Melgarejo (both CVM faculty members), who contribute to the NiM lecture series with content expertise in ‘One Medicine-One Health’.

  • Mindful Monday

    Mondays we have mindfulness resources that consist of activities like meditation, journaling, music and yoga.


    Body Scan (meditation)
    Intermediate Yoga Flow
    Sun Salutation A (yoga)
    Sun Salutation B (yoga)


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  • Wellness Wednesday

    Wednesdays we do prerecorded healthy plant-based recipe demonstrations, and in-person Salad Socials when permitted.

     

    Recipe Resources

     

  • Fitness Friday

    Fridays we exercise together. Core, bodyweight, yoga, virtual 5Ks, and other themed workouts.

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  • Follow us on TikTok

    Keep up with current healthy recipes and activities