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, 2019, it will be held March 11th – 15th. 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!

2019 Wellness Week
Monday, March 11th, 12-1 pm 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.  Dr. Lanier will talk about alignment and positioning during sitting and studying to prevent pain and injury.  She will also provide some demonstrations and lead the audience through some stretching exercises.

Monday, March 11th, 4-6 pm in FLTC 304–Art Therapy

We’ve invited Julie Grant, head of Art Therapy for Child Life at SLCH, 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 20 students).  To RSVP, click the link below. Students will be chosen by lottery if we exceed the room limits.


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

Dean Lisa 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 12th, 3:45-5:30 pm in Shell Cafe–Comfort Cooking Class

Chef Brett will be hosting a hands-on cooking class inspired by flavors from around the world. Participants will learn to prepare Steak, Chicken and Vegetable Kabobs with Tzatziki and Lime avocado sauce, Jalapeno Cornbread Muffins, and Fruit Salad with toasted coconut and basil simple syrup. Of course, they will all sit down to dine on their creation at the end!

Space is limited to 20 students so make sure to RSVP and receive your confirmation before coming.

Wednesday, March 13th, noon-1p in FLTC Hearth–WELLNESS FAIR!

Come grab a bite to eat and learn about the resources and programs available at WUSM to support student wellness.Learn more from faculty and student representatives from Student Health Services, Student Mental Health Services, and multiple student led initiatives. Plus, get your first look at the new WUMS Well Canvas page and a chance to earn some swag!

Wednesday, March 13th, 3:00-4:00 pm in FLTC 401–“Therapy Dogs!”

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

Wednesday, March 13th, 6-9 pm in FLTC 300- rooms — Society Study Dinners

We all need to get at least a little bit of studying in this week, right? When you join your society study group this Wednesday, we’ll help you wash down those anki cards and course packs with a unique dinner for each society!

Thursday, March 14th, noon-1 pm in King Center–“Just Lunch with Friends”

Dean Moscoso said it’s great that we have so many lunch talks, but maybe students would appreciate if for once they could “Just have lunch, and not have to listen to a talk”. So, here’s your chance for a no strings attached, free lunch. Come on up to the King Center and enjoy the view while you’re at it!

Thursday, March 14th, 6-8pm in the Olin Gym–3v3 Basketball tourney with Dean Perlmutter!

It’s going to be a festive night, with match day the next day, March Madness around the corner, and Society Cup points going around for all the teams that participate and others who come to support them. If you’d like to sign up your team to be included in the tournament bracket, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/WMnhwKjDLMrJzxLX2. All skill levels are welcome! Keeping in tradition with our previous tournaments, we’ll have trophies going out to each member of the winning team. Remember to come out an support the competing teams!


If you’d like to sign up your team to be included in the tournament bracket, please sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/WMnhwKjDLMrJzxLX2. All skill levels are welcome! Keeping in tradition with our previous tournaments, we’ll have trophies going out to each member of the winning team.

Friday, March 15th, “De-Stress Day”
8-11 am, FLTC 300- rooms–Society Breakfasts

3-5 pm, FLTC 303–De-Stress Fest

Stop by at the end of the week for warm drinks and massages! Society cup points will be awarded to those who sign-up