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Medical Student Academic Support & Wellness

Student Wellness

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Auricular (ear) Acupuncture Sessions

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UCCOM Student Wellness is offering free auricular (ear) acupuncture sessions provided by UC Health trained practitioners in collaboration with the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.  Acupuncture can help reduce, alleviate, and even prevent many ailments including stress, anxiety and depression (1,2) among others. Learn more about auricular acupuncture.


Mindful Moments Sessions

Offered in collaboration with the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.

Experience techniques and develop concrete skills to promote a healthy mind-body connection. Learn breath/body awareness, sound meditation, adaptive coping, mindful movement and concentration and focus. This multi-modal approach introduces Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques.

No experience is required but Mindful Moments offers a great opportunity to continue your practice if you completed the Mind-Body Skills Course through Integrative Health & Wellness.


UCCOM Student Wellness provides opportunities to learn about and experience aromatherapy. Learn the definition of aromatherapy and how essential oils are administered. Know the possible side effects of oils/aromatherapy.Understand the contraindications for essential oil use. Hear interesting facts regarding essential oils/aromatherapy. Recognize what conditions/symptoms aromatherapy may be helpful for. Sessions are open to all medical students. 

Medical Student Yoga Classes

Offered in collaboration with the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.

UCCOM Student Wellness provides free yoga classes for medical students. Classes are offered regularly and are taught by certified yoga instructors. Classes are open to all medical students. 

Student Wellness Committee (SWC)

The mission of the SWC is to offer a system of academic, social, emotional and psychological support to the students of UCCOM. The SWC comprises a faculty advisor and a committee of second year medical students. SWC members provide 24 hour peer support by phone, text or email at 513-301-0336 or The SWC yearly wellness activities include exam stress relief and quarterly, informal social hours with UCCOM students, faculty and staff. 

View the members of Student Wellness Committee

Mind-Body Workshop

Offered in collaboration with the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness.

Participants learn about the growing field of integrative medicine and practice evidence-based mind-body techniques that emphasize healing, wellness, self-care and the patient-provider relationship.
The workshop takes place over a 9-week period with weekly two-hour meetings. Classes take place in a small group format facilitated by two trained faculty. 

Learn more about the Mind-Body workshop and instructions to apply

Wellness Resource Room

Practice mindfulness meditation, breath awareness, and mental concentration and focus with biofeedback programs intended to increase one’s ability to effectively manage stress and anxiety. The room is equipped with a massage chair, light therapy, aromatherapy, and meditation cushions. It is designed to promote a serene and calming experience where medical students can recharge, relax, and practice Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction techniques. 

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Schedule a 15 or 30 minute session in the wellness resource room

Tai Chi 

Tai Chi is a movement-based therapy with many health benefits including improved balance, reduced pain, lower stress, increased range of motion, more muscle strength and better cardiovascular health. Tai Chi helps to open your joints, promote circulation, improve balance, focus your mind, and increase your range of motion.This beginner-level class will incorporate slow, comfortable movements that combine with breathing, mindfulness and gentle stretching. Each class is $5.

Student Wellness Retreats @ Turner Farm

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Student Wellness Retreats are inter-professional, experiential learning opportunities open to all Academic Health Center students. 

Contact Kelly Lyle for additional information.

Click HERE  to learn more/sign up for an upcoming retreat.

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