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Event of the Year Winner

University of South Florida College of Medicine Awarded SIG Event of the Year

Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Section Involvement Grant Event of the Year winner, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine for their "Wellness Week Boot Camp" held in April. The local section coordinated weekly "boot camp" sessions for students to increase their physical activity. These sessions were held in conjunction with the AMA's fourth annual "Week of Wellness," in which AMA medical student sections throughout the nation implemented projects and held events aimed at promoting four key health behaviors to improve health outcomes: maintaining a healthy diet, increasing physical activity, reducing risky alcohol consumption and quitting smoking.

Students from the MD and DPT programs participated in these sessions and were excited about exercising together as a group and promoting a healthy school/life balance. The AMA provided funding for the fitness equipment which included kettlebell weights, mats, elastic bands and dumbbells.

Visit the Event of the Month web page to read about the 2013-2014 monthly winners.