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Virtual Wellness Programs

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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

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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 peer support to the students of UCCOM. The SWC comprises a faculty advisor and a committee of medical students. SWC members can be reached via email or phone 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

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.

Visit Wellness Room (PPT)

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.

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is a program which provides easy access to clinicians from UC’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

This service is available for all UC students to consult with a mental health professional, learn about support services, and get referrals. Let’s Talk is free and confidential. Students can meet with a clinician for a brief 15-20 minute conversation.

No appointment is necessary. Clinicians will listen to your concerns and may offer support, information, and resources.

My MD to Be

Family support and social support improve your experience in med school BUT medical school can be isolating. You might have geographic distance from your friends and family; it is sometimes hard for others to understand what medical school is like; you may have little time or desire to try and explain what you are experiencing.

My MD to Be educates students' loved ones about what it's like to be a med student and explains the specifics of what the training and education involve. People in the students' support network receive educational resources by email every two weeks. Students will receive the same resource and choose who they want to include in their support network.

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.

Contact Us

Office of Student Affairs
Medical Sciences Building E450G
231 Albert Sabin Way PO BOX 670552
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

Mail Location: 0552
Phone: 513-558-6796