Medicine in Motion (MM) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of a diverse and integrated group of current and future healthcare providers whose mission is to…
(1) to promote wellness through fitness in this age of physician burnout;
(2) to serve our patients through philanthropy;
(3) to facilitate interdisciplinary community-building and connection throughout medicine for the betterment of patient care.
In its inaugural year 2017-2018, the group organized the logistics for over 100 participants to enter various running races, bike rides, triathlons, and Spartan obstacle course races. At the time, the organization’s name was the “Docs Who Lift.” By the end of the year, Docs Who Lift raised over $30,000 for the Zakim Center, a unique department at Dana Farber Cancer Institute that researches how exercise therapy can be incorporated into traditional cancer treatment.
Now in its second year, MM has expanded to have chapters at five medical schools, two dental schools, and four hospitals. It is growing exponentially, has recently become a national non-profit organization as of summer 2019, and was awarded the 2019 Harvard Medical School Dean’s Community Service Award.
The founders of the organization are as follows: Logan Briggs, Katie Lantz, Chase Marso, Mike Seward, and Derek Soled. Logan, Chase, Mike, and Derek are MD candidates at Harvard Medical School and part of the Class of 2021. Katie Lantz is a 2015 graduate of Harvard College. Together, they founded the organization and currently serve as Co-Presidents of the umbrella MM organization.