Wellness Week

Student Support Services sponsors the annual Wellness Week for students. It’s a week of events geared toward various aspects of student wellness. This year, it will be held March 13th-17th. We have a number of exciting events planned, so take a look at the list below and be sure to mark your calendars. We hope to see you at many of the events!

Monday, March 13th, 12-1pm in Connor–“Relationships During Medical School” Lunch Talk

Dean Moscoso and her husband, Dr. Tom Wagner, will be providing their insight about relationships in medical school. They are uniquely qualified to discuss the topic, because not only did they date while Dr. Moscoso was in med school, but Dr. Wagner also did his Ph.D. thesis on the subject. This will be a great opportunity to get advice and perspective on a common part of medical students’ lives. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, March 14th, 1-2pm in FLTC 301–Mindfulness Meditation

Chris Tricarico, an M2, will be leading the session. He is one of the founders of the Mindful Meditation student group at WashU and is our local expert in all things mindful. No experience necessary; everybody is welcome!.

Wednesday, March 15th, 3-5pm in FLTC404–Art Therapy

We’ve invited Sarah Colby, the arts and healthcare program coordinator at BJC, to discuss the value of art in patient care.  Participants will get a hands-on experience, trying out several common art therapy projects. This event will be a great way to both de-stress, and to better understand the supportive care options available to our patients. Food will be provided. Note that an RSVP is required due to limited seating (max 30 students).  To RSVP, fill out the form below. Students will be chosen by lottery if we exceed the room limits.

RSVP for Art Therapy

Thursday, March 16th, 12-1pm in Connor–Ergonomics Lunch Talk

After a great reception last year, we’ve invited back Dr. Vanessa Lanier, PT, DPT to discuss work station ergonomics. She’ll be providing her expertise on how to prevent pain and injury from spending long hours in lecture and in front of a computer. Lunch will be provided.

Friday, March 11th, 1-3pm in FLTC 401–“Therapy Dogs!”

Stop by to relax and enjoy the wonderful fluffiness of these canine friends. What could be better?

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