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Event of the Year

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

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Section Involvement Grant Event of the Year winner, University of Florida College of Medicine for their "Week of Wellness - Take a Stand Against Sitting" held in April. The local section hosted several activities throughout the week of the AMA-MSS Week of Wellness that promotes the AMA's Healthier Life Steps™ program. The local section coordinated lunchtime sessions with a different theme each day to focus on improving physical, mental and emotional health, with activities including Zumba, meditation, and an informational session presented by the local dentistry student group. In addition, 10 students from the local section participated in the Region IV competition for Week of Wellness and tracked steps with pedometers, which contributed to Region IV winning the overall pedometer challenge.

Students that participated in the daily events were entered into a raffle to win prizes. The AMA provided funding for supplies, such as class exercise equipment and healthy food and beverages.

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

2012-2013 SIG Event of the Year

  • "Wellness Week Boot Camp" - University of South Florida College of Medicine