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.