The Wellness Committee has responsibility for promoting wellness at the student, staff, individual faculty, departmental, chair, and student affairs levels. The Committee’s charge is to provide guidance and recommendations to the highest levels of administration for:
- Creating a culture that promotes wellness, the acquisition of competencies in self-care and resilience, and eliminates the stigma of mental illness at FSU COM
- Assessing students, staff and faculty regarding wellness
- Developing curriculum innovations geared at improving knowledge of the science of wellness
- Developing curriculum modification to reduce stress and increase wellness in students
- Developing wellness programs that include both curricular and extra-curricular options.
- Other recommendations that build and enhance a culture of wellness
The Committee consists of 19 elected members and embraces the World Health Organization’s definition of wellness as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, while promoting pursuit of vitality and cultivation of resilience for a fulfilling life. Read more about the committee goals and accomplishments
Second year medical students took a break from studies to play basketball and focus on their wellness.
Dr. Sutin's findings suggest that loneliness apart from posing an acute emotional tax also increases the risk of dementia by 40 percent.
FSU hosted its 2nd annual Fresh Check Day to promote mental health, alert students to campus resources and lessen the stigma associated with mental illness.
A place for reflection: FSU Labyrinth adds new dynamic to campus
Did you know the College of Medicine has a Wellness Center on the 4th floor?
The use of hours from the Sick Leave Pool is for a member employee's serious or catastrophic health condition.
Faculty and staff enjoyed lunch, sampling tea, CoM trivia, photo booth and health screenings from students.