Sophie Davis/CSOM Wellness Program
Here at the CUNY School of Medicine, we know that wellness isn’t solely about learning how to care for our patients. There is a mutually beneficial relationship to be established, for as we learn to take better care of ourselves, the care we give to our patients improves as well. We believe that doctors provide the best patient care when they are healthy, in all aspects of their lives, and then can also serve as role models.
Sophie's Pulse provides virtual resources for our students throughout their years in the program. Medical school and physicianhood are demanding and stressful, thus it is crucial that we continually work on habits, attitudes, and practices that promote our well-being. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to use these health-enhancing resources as we all strive to become and stay healthy in our everyday lives.
In addition to the information that is available here on Sophie's Pulse, we continually offer a variety of activities that promote wellness. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, we offered activities such as mindfulness, spin, Walk with a Future Doc (WWAFD), yoga and Zumba. Abiding by CDC guidelines, we have been offering virtual opportunities such as promoting fitness apps — for example, FitOn — in addition to yoga videos, hydration tips, and weekly online meditation. We also encourage everyone to take advantage of the Wingate Fitness Center facilities.
Be Well, Stay Well!