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University of Rochester School of Medicine

Whether it’s dancing, lifting, basketball, yoga, running, swimming, soccer, or TikTok challenges, we’re amazed at all of the ways medical students at URMC stay physically healthy despite incredibly busy schedules. But we’ve also noticed that URMC lacks a formal way of coordinating group fitness activities. Medicine in Motion is a non-profit organization that brings healthcare providers and students together through fitness, community building, and philanthropy to address medical burnout. Through MiM we hope to organize convenient and quick group workouts with medical students, residents, attendings, and other healthcare providers at all fitness levels. We have approximately fifteen amazing faculty advisors all from different departments and areas of medicine who are excited to work out and mentor URMC students. We envision these workouts as a great opportunity to informally network with clinicians at URMC and share tips for avoiding burnout. We are also partnering with and fundraising for local community organizations in Rochester, and will organize training groups for local and regional races/triathlons/etc. when those events are deemed safe to attend.

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Events

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Rock climbing evening at Central Rock Gym (University of Rochester School of Medicine)

A MiM-organized evening where a bunch of med students are getting together to boulder and top-rope at Central Rock Gym in Rochester. Please RSVP by email link.

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American Ninja Warrior Event (University of Rochester School of Medicine)

Members participated in American Ninja Warrior inspired obstacles.

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Recovery Fitness X-Challenge (University of Rochester School of Medicine)

A 5k virtual race with a HIIT circuit at each mile mark.

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Circuit Workout (University of Rochester School of Medicine)

Circuit workout led by Maka.

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HIT Workout (University of Rochester School of Medicine)

HIIT workout led by Phoebe Huang.

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Chapter Leads

Eli Rogers

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I’m a third-year from Boulder, Colorado and have been at the University of Rochester for both undergrad and med school. I’m super passionate about rock climbing, hiking, and running, and am always beyond excited to get outside and hunt for sweet views. I’ve been delighted to help organize med student climbing trips to the Red River Gorge and the Adirondack mountains, and have been thrilled to hang out with so many active and outdoorsy classmates in med school. I’m so excited to join Phoebe, Nick, Valentina, Macy, and Josh in MiM, and to keeping climbing on!

Josh Arguello

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I am a second-year medical student at URMC originally from San Luis, CO. Fitness and athletics have always been a part of my life. Prior to medical school I trained and worked as a physical therapist where I gained in-depth knowledge about the incredible benefits of exercise, mobility, and living a healthy lifestyle. In my own life, I find exercise is incredibly important to maintain my health and to escape the stress of medical school. Currently, I am actively involved in my local CrossFit gym, running the beautiful Rochester trails, and trying to empower my cohort to live an active, healthy lifestyle.

Macy Goldbach

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I am a second-year medical student from Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania. I attended Haverford College and graduated in 2019. I was a member of the varsity women’s basketball team during my time at Haverford. Nowadays, my favorite ways to stay active include playing intramural sports, boxing, cycling, HIIT workouts, hiking, running, and being outdoors. I love using physical activity to connect with people and promote wellness within our community. I am so excited to partner with the other incredible Medicine in Motion leaders (Nick, Phoebe, Valentina, Alex, Josh, and Logan) to promote physical activity at URSMD!​

Nick Contento

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I’m a third-year medical student from Utica, NY. I attended the University of Rochester and graduated in 2017. I enjoy running, hiking, camping, lifting, snowboarding, most sports, and pretty much anything outside. Rochester has shown me numerous ways to keep physically fit over my past 7 years in the city, and I’m super pumped to connect local organizations and URSMD through physical activity. Phoebe and Valentina are also incredible human beings and I cannot wait to see where Medicine in Motion takes us!

Phoebe Huang

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I’m a third-year medical student from Lawrenceville, NJ. Incorporating physical fitness into my routine, especially as part of a team, has been an important part of my life both before and during medical school. I rowed on the Princeton University Lightweight Women’s Rowing team before graduating in 2016. Nowadays, my favorite ways to stay active are rock climbing, snowboarding, lifting, Spikeballing, running, playing intramural sports, and being outdoors. From joining the numerous community fitness organizations in Rochester to just meeting up with friends at the med center gym for a good burn, I’ve loved connecting with others through physical activity and I’m so excited to bring Medicine in Motion to URSMD with Valentina and Nick!

Valentina Sedlacek

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I am a third-year medical student from Hanover, NH. I was a part of the Triathlon team at Dartmouth College and graduated in 2018. Nowadays, I love doing anything that gets me outside with friends, whether that’s hiking, biking, running, swimming, rowing, canoeing, going on long walks, or adventuring of any sort. Using physical activity to build community and promote social change and overall wellness is so important to me. I am really excited to partner with Phoebe, Nick, Medicine in Motion and the incredible ROC community fitness organizations that exist in our city to promote activity and wellness within our URSMD community!