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CARE Committee

The mission of the CARE Committee is to promote holistic approaches to improving wellness, advocate for student well-being, and foster mutually supportive communities.

Our Initiatives

We strive to promote diverse wellness efforts in small, meaningful doses. Here are a few examples of what we've done and will continue to do for our student communities.

Resources for Wellness
https://umassmed.sharepoint.com/sites/studentlife/
SitePages/Wellness-at-UMMS.aspx

GratiTuesdays
List 3 things that you are grateful for.

Gratituesday Example

Friday Reflections
"Enough" by David Whyte

Enough. These few words are enough.
If not these words, this breath.
If not this breath, this sitting here.

This opening to life
we have refused
again and again
until now.

Until now.

Source: https://wordsfortheyear.com/2015/09/26/enough-by-david-whyte/

CARE Affiliates

We are partnered with many groups on campus who share our vision of wellness promotion.

Storytelling/Reflection
Medical Humanities Lab
MedMoth Storytelling
Thursday Morning Memo
The Interstitium Blog | Reflections Along the Path of Medicine

Clubs
UMass Medicine in Motion
Soup Club

Extracurricular Programs
Caring for the Seriously Ill
Creative Writing
Healer's Art
Narrative Medicine
Preparing Resilient and Empathic Physicians

Curricular Programs
Becoming a Physician
Doctoring & Clinical Skills (DCS)
Flexible Clinical Experiences (FCE)
Interstital/Wellness Day for 3rd year medical students

Updated November 2020

Members

Please feel free to reach out to any of our members below.

Chair
David S. Hatem, MD

MS1
Marie McGourty

MS2
Kimberly Burke

MS3
Michelle Chang
Iha Kaul

MS4
Abraham Lin

MD/PhD
Amy Cheung