Student Wellness

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Our Mission

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.

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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.

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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.

Event Request scheduling form

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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.


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Behavioral and Physical Wellness

WellTrack

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.

Athens Welltrack

Cleveland Welltrack

Dublin Welltrack


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Athens Resources

Campus Care

Counseling and Psychological Services

Athens Resources


Cleveland Resources

Visit the Cleveland Campus Student Life Web page

 

Dublin Resources

Visit the Dublin Campus Student Life Web Page


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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.

Meet the Team

Residency Advising

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.

Meet the Team


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Financial Health Resources

The Heritage College has specialists, tools and resources to help you prepare for the costs of medical school.

Explore FINANCIAL AID

Explore Scholarships

Explore Graduate Student Research Funding


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Wellness Newsletters

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.

See Newsletters


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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:

Chair

Joe Bianco,  bianco@ohio.edu  - Athens
 

Active Chair

Kelly Coon Amadi coonk@ohio.edu  - Athens


Members

Mark Loudinloudin@ohio.edu  - Athens

Nick Okada, PhD,  okada@ohio.edu  - Athens

Leslie Consitt, PhD,  consitt@ohio.edu  - Athens

Andrea Brunsonbrunson@ohio.edu - Dublin

Betsy Kerns, kernse@ohio.edu  - Cleveland

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Health, Wellness and Resilience Steering Committee

Chair

John Schriner, PhD, Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Admissions - Athens
 

Members

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


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