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The Health, Wellness and Resilience Steering Committee strives to inspire, create and maintain an environment that instructs, leads and supports Heritage College students in pursuing healthy lifestyle choices and thereby honors and promotes the self-directed, holistic development of future osteopathic physicians.
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Resources for Students
Student Protected Wellness Time
In the Pathways to Health and Wellness Curriculum, students have protected wellness time built in to their weekly schedules from 3-5 p.m. on Thursdays. The committee is dedicated to providing optional wellness programming during this time to enhance the student experience. These opportunities focus on multiple dimensions of student wellness as presented in the curriculum and the Osteopathic Wellness Dimensions.
Mind (Intellectual, Spiritual, Emotional)
Biochemistry and Structure (Physical)
External (Socioeconomic, Environmental)
To learn more about the events,
visit the Heritage College Events Calendar.
Apply to Host a Wellness Event
Faculty, staff, and students are welcome to submit an application to the committee if they have an idea for a wellness event they would like to host during the Reserved Wellness Time on Thursdays from 3-5 p.m.
The committee will review requests and get back to you within one week after submission. If your proposal is accepted you must then fill out the Event Request scheduling form at the link below.
Dimensions of Wellness
There are many resources around the six dimensions of wellness referenced above. Below are some of the specific options available to students. You can also find more information on Ohio University’s Stress Less website.
Behavioral and Physical Wellness
WellTrack is a free app provided to you by Counseling and Psychological Services. It is a self-guided interactive online therapy program and it confidential for students. You can monitor your moods, learn more about how to manage anxiety and stress, improve depressive thoughts and behaviors, and relax in the Zen Room. To access WellTrack from your campus, click on a link below register with your @ohio.edu email address.
Career and Academic Resources
Learning Specialist Team
The Heritage College has a team of exerienced learning specialists that assists medical students with strategies on test-taking, time management, medical school study skills, test anxiety and medical school communication skills.
The residency advising team at the Heritage College provides students resources to enhance residency readiness, manages ERAS and VSAS/VSLO, compiles documentation for MSPESs, and maintains match data.
Financial Health Resources
The Heritage College has specialists, tools and resources to help you prepare for the costs of medical school.
Dr. Elizabeth Beverly has created monthly Wellness Newsletters for each class. You can access these great resources here: . You can learn more about effective stress reduction techniques, find board prep questions, and learn more about the faculty, staff, and students of the Heritage College.
Medical Student Assistance Program
The Heritage College has a dedicated committee of professionals who serve on the Medical Student Assistance Program (MSAP) and are available to support students in difficult times. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or any other impairment, please reach out to a committee member for assistance.
In addition, if you are concerned about a fellow classmate, you can also seek assistance from the committee or make a referral. MSAP is confidential and completely voluntary. We encourage the wellness of all students. You can refer students directly to any member of the MSAP Committee:
Kelly Coon Amadi, email@example.com - Athens
Mark Loudin, firstname.lastname@example.org - Athens
Nick Okada, PhD, email@example.com - Athens
Leslie Consitt, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org - Athens
Andrea Brunson, email@example.com - Dublin
Betsy Kerns, firstname.lastname@example.org - Cleveland
Health, Wellness and Resilience Steering Committee
John Schriner, PhD, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions - Athens
Heather Binnig, Assistant Director of Events and Leadership - Athens
Andrea Brunson, Assistant Director of Student Affairs – Dublin
Betsy Kerns, Assistant Director of Student Affairs – Cleveland
JoAnna Cline, Assistant Director of Learning Services – Cleveland
Barbara Pietro, Assistant Director of Learning Services – Dublin
Kathy Pittman, Assistant Director of Learning Services – Athens
Emily Guseman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine - Athens
Tracy Shaub, DO, Chair and Associate Professor of Family Medicine - Cleveland
Joel Manzi, Osteopathic Medical Student - Cleveland
Elizabeth Beverly, PhD, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine - Athens
Joe Bianco, PhD, Assistant Professor – Social Medicine - Athens
Dawn Graham, PhD, Lecturer in Social Medicine - Athens
Ana Aguilar , Osteopathic Medical Student - Athens
Sophia Rafferty, Osteopathic Medical Student - Athens
Aliza Williams, Osteopathic Medical Student - Athens