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Wellness Liaisons

Officers 2013-2014

Liaison

Rahul Abhyankar
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Liaison

Samantha Armstrong
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Liaison

Alissa Bishel
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Liaison

Lisa Deng
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Liaison

Kathryn Hodgdon
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Liaison

Brittany Kern
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Liaison

Sarah Parrish
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Officers 2012-2013

Liaison

Rahul Abhyankar

Liaison

Samantha Armstrong

Liaison

Alissa Bishel

Liaison

Kathryn Hodgdon

Liaison

Sarah Parrish

Officers 2011-2012

Liaison

Stephen Spencer

Liaison

Theresa Tassey

Liaison

Laura Tedeschi

Officers 2010-2011

Liaison

Ben Petty

Officers 2009-2010

Liaison

Amber Brannan

Liaison

Stephanie McKaig

Wellness Liaisons - Eligibility and Student Selection

Several students from all campuses will be selected by the MSC to be part of the Wellness Committee to serve as a Wellness Liaison to medical students, residents, faculty, and staff. Students of any class year may apply; however, the position is designed primarily for second year medical students. Eligible candidates must be in good academic standing.

The term for this position is approximately 12 months in duration and begins roughly at the end of the academic calendar in late May and runs to through the following May.

Several candidates are chosen by the interview steering committee during Interview Day and presented by way of written recommendations to the MSC President and Vice-President. The President and Vice-President take the recommendations of the Interview Steering Committee into close consideration but assess all of the candidates for the position.

Several candidates will be recommended by the President and Vice-President to the MSC. As needed, additional candidates will be recommended as an alternate(s) in the rare event that a chosen candidate becomes delinquent at the position or can no longer fulfill its responsibilities for any reason.

Wellness Liaisons - Entity Description

The Wellness Committee is composed of several Wellness Liaisons that work to promote health and wellness to medical students, residents, faculty, and staff at all IUSM campuses. Liaisons meet monthly (roughly) and plan activities and events that encourage students, residents, faculty, and staff to seek opportunities outside of the classroom and hospital, to make healthy choices, to be increasingly cognizant of their own personal wellness and self-care, and to promote balanced living.

In the past and currently, the Wellness Committee has worked with other groups on campus such as Psych SIG, Student 2 Student mentoring program, Integrative Medicine SIG, Faculty Wellness at IUSM, and outside groups such as Center for Mind-Body Medicine.

Wellness Liaisons - Responsibilities

Wellness Liaisons are responsible for promoting health, wellness, and self-care to medical students, residents, faculty, and staff.

Each year, Wellness Liaisons create projects, events, and activities that encourage balanced living in the Six Dimensions of Wellness. These dimensions are:

  1. Intellectual
  2. Professional
  3. Emotional
  4. Spiritual
  5. Physical
  6. Social

Creativity for projects and events is highly encouraged. New ideas and ways to involve more students, residents, and faculty at all campuses are always welcome!

Liaisons will attend regularly scheduled Wellness Committee meetings (approximately once a month) as well as attend all MSC meetings to keep the MSC informed of activities, events, and proceedings of the Wellness Committee. Liaisons also agree to attend the annual MSC Leadership Day in August and serve as a member of the Interview Committee on the subsequent Interview Day during the following year. Both of these events will take place on a Saturday.

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