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Alabama College of Medicine

Medicine In motion at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine is all about bringing the medical community and Dothan community together. The goal and mission is to improve the health and wellness of not only medical students but the members of our local community. By promoting wellness within the community, we aspire to fundraise for meaningful causes of those that participate and contribute to the advancement of scientific understanding.

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Events

Events

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Crossfit for a Cause (Alabama College of Medicine)

This event is in partnership with a group on campus, but our goals align for this mutual cause. This event is to raise funds for the Artisan Health initiative which is:   "Helping Everyone Achieve Living Their Healthiest."       


The Artisan Health Initiative is a scholarship program set up by Artisan CrossFit to help the local community achieve health through fitness. This fund will be used to provide 60 days worth of membership to individuals in the Dothan area.      


During these 60 days, Artisan CrossFit's staff plans to help individuals learn how to move well, eat well, and how to best treat and manage their chronic illnesses. By doing this we hope to help as many people as possible to switch to a healthier lifestyle and help them become the healthiest they can be.

Events

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Medicine in Motion Dodgeball Tournament (Alabama College of Medicine)

Our goal is to build teamwork, bonds, and fitness among the students here at ACOM. Our goal is to not only get students active before finals, but to create an activity everyone will enjoy. All proceeds will be going to the American Heart Association.

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Chapter Leads

Arsh Patel

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Arsh is a second-year medical student at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and a current Air Force HPSP recipient. He is fond of all things fitness and staying active. He grew up playing travel soccer and basketball. Arsh attended Towson University for his undergraduate education, where he majored in Cell and Molecular Biology. He spends any free time at the gym or hiking with his dog. He loves helping others stay active and reach their fitness goals. He can’t wait to help make an impact in his Dothan community through Medicine in Motion!

Joe Gargas

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Joe is a second-year medical student at Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dothan, Alabama. He grew up in Destin, FL and found a love for sports and athletics at a young age. He played a number of competitive sports, including travel soccer, basketball, and tennis, and continues to express his passion for fitness and staying active today. Joe attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate education, where he majored in Biomedical Engineering and worked on several projects focused on prosthetics to enhance activity and accessibility in those with limited mobility. He is passionate about health and wellness and is eager to bring Medicine in Motion and the benefits of fitness to the Dothan community.