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Student Wellness at the College of Medicine

The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness offers Student Wellness Retreats and Mind-Body Skills Training Courses to support student wellness. See below for additional resources from the UC College of Medicine.

Bearcat Support Network

Bearcats Support Network (BSN) empowers University of Cincinnati students to create an inclusive community and support each other’s identity, mental well-being, and day-to-day lives through peer-facilitated groups and bi-weekly community events. BSN  is led by trained students to address and promote students’ emotional and mental well-being in an accessible, conīŦdential and inclusive environment. Groups are open to all medical students.

UCCOM Student Groups (PDF)

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The Office of Medical Student Affairs also offers student wellness resources, some in collaboration with the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness including:

Student Wellness Committee

The mission of the SWC is to offer a system of academic, social, emotional and psychological support to the students of UCCOM. The SWC is made up of a faculty advisor and student members who are nominated by their peers. SWC members provide 24 hour peer support by phone, text or email at 513-301-0336 or The SWC also sponsors wellness related activities throughout the year.

Learn more about the Office of Student Affairs Student Wellness Committee and its members

Integrative Medicine Student Interest Group

Faculty Lead: Lauri Nandyal, MD

Student Leads: Dorothy Chan and Joanna Rebitsk 

This group provides a forum for medical students to learn, challenge, explore, share, and experience Integrative Medicine through sponsorship of speakers, practical workshops, and discussions.  

Culinary Club

Students passionate about creating healthful meals. In addition to bi-annual cooking with Dr. Giffin sessions, students have been working to organize a new teaching kitchen/cooking class. Contact Dr. Bruce Giffin for more information.

Wellness Resource Room

Schedule a 15 or 30 minute session

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.

View Wellness Room (PDF)

UC Student Wellness Center

The Student Wellness Center empowers students to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellness by providing evidence-based education, inclusive resources, and non-judgmental support. They offer an extensive collection of resources and information about various health and wellness topics.

The Student Wellness Center is located on the 6th floor of Steger Student Life Center, directly above Starbucks. The Center can be accessed quickly by the elevator located outside and inside of Starbucks or the outdoor stairwell.

For help finding the Steger Student Life Center, access the Campus Map.

Contact Us

Center for Integrative
Health & Wellness

Medical Sciences Building Suite 4358
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670582 
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0582

Mail Location: 0582
Phone: 513-558-2310
Fax: 513-558-3266