MOVE Campaign

Help us raise money for social justice

Racism is a public health crisis. As a medical community we are fully committed to supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Summer 2020 will be dedicated to raising awareness and raising money in support of social justice.

Move Summer Event Calendar

About the campaign

Medicine in Motion is proud to announce our MOVE Campaign that will bring together diverse communities for virtual fitness events in order to raise money for organizations that fight racial injustices. We are raising money for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Innercity Weightlifting, National Bail Out and Inala Wangarra (Australia). Join us in making a move toward equality.

1st Annual Medicine in Motion Olympiad

Join us in various challenges throughout this week in our fight for social equality. Click HERE for more information about the different events. If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form.

Virtual workouts and workshops

Join your friends and peers to learn a new skill or get a workout in every Saturday morning. We are hosting student-lead workouts and work shops via Zoom for everything ranging from high intensity interval training (HIIT) to healthy cooking. There is a suggested donation of $5 for each class you attend. Click HERE for more information and the schedule. If you are interested in leading a class, fill out this form.

July Fitness Challenge with Harvard Graduate Council

Medicine in Motion is collaborating with the Harvard Graduate Council for a July Movement Challenge. Our challenge week will kick off with a Zumba/Latin Dance warmup session on 7/18 from 2-3 EST. Then for one week starting on 7/18, we hope you’ll participate in our virtual fitness challenge by running, walking, biking, skateboarding–really by taking part in any form of physical activity–and sharing a photo of yourself doing so. Finally, we will cap off the series with a wellness town hall (date TBD). We hope to encourage participants to get outside and enjoy being active while raising awareness and funds to support marginalized, especially BIPOC, communities. RSVP HERE, and click HERE for more information.

The Promise Run

Join us on our virtual Promise run on 9/7/20. Run your favorite route for one of the selected distances and track your run with your fitness device or phone. Join us in PROMISING to continue to fight racial injustice in America by pledging to fundraise for the Promise Run. Send us a photo of why you are running to be featured on our social media. Click HERE for more information.

Lecture series

Join us for the September lecture series to learn about a variety of fitness and wellness related topics ranging from injury prevention to fast healthy nutrition. Lectures will be given via zoom every Thursday. Click HERE for more information and the schedule.

News

Recent Features

  • Medicine in Motion (HMS News: May 13, 2020)
    Group brings health care students, workers together through fitness, philanthropy: https://hms.harvard.edu/news/medicine-motion By MIKE CAMPBELL May 13, 2020 Education HMS Community Medicine in Motion’s Derek Soled, Logan Briggs, Chase Marso and Mike Seward Chase Marso remembers the moment he realized Medicine in Motion, the fitness group he and three friends started during their first year at Harvard Medical School, had truly…

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  • Mass Medical Society – Nov 2019
    130 Medical Students Join Together for Fenway Race November 15, 2019 Students from local chapters of Medicine in Motion, a nonprofit organization composed of a diverse group of healthcare providers whose mission is to address medical burnout through fitness, interdisciplinary community building, and philanthropy, took part in “Fenway Stadion,” which was organized and managed by…

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  • MGH Hotline – October 2019
    Friday, October 4, 2019 ‘Tri-ing’ to reduce burnout New nonprofit promotes wellness, giving back Ready, set, race: The Medicine in Motion team – which includes MGH staff – at the Buzzards Bay Triathlon. In the early morning hours of Sept. 15, neonatologist Michael Prendergast, MD, finished an overnight shift in the MGHfC neonatal intensive care unit,…

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Chris Lites
Chris is a second year medical student at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. After graduating from Columbia University in 2016 with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavior he worked in consulting and then managed a private practice for a cardiologist. Currently obsessed with boxing, calisthenics and functional strength training, Chris has always been a fitness fanatic. Since becoming a NASM certified personal trainer in 2018 he has been committed to promoting exercise and general wellness within each of his communities.
Jacob Klickstein
Jacob is a 4th year MD/PhD student at Tufts University School of Medicine working on his PhD in neuroscience. He currently works to create motor neurons from human stem cells, but when he isn’t in the lab, he can be found running down the esplanade, practicing handstands or tending to his indoor forest. Before joining Tufts, he worked as a clinical research assistant creating and maintaining a patient tissue bank for Alzheimer’s disease research. While at MGH, he helped establish the MGH running club and ran the 2017 Boston marathon. He continues his obsession with running as the leader of the TUSM running club and now as the COO at Medicine in Motion.
Amanda Cao
Amanda is a 2nd year student at Harvard Medical School. She grew up in St. Louis, Missouri before attending college at MIT, where she graduated in 2019 with a degree in Biology. Amanda has always enjoyed playing sports and keeping active, and her favorite forms of exercise include swimming and boxing. Amanda is excited to work with Medicine in Motion to combine her interest in physical activity with her passion for building community within her profession.
Michael Duggan
Mike is a second year medical student at the University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School in Brisbane, Australia. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 2016 with a BS in Biology, he worked as a clinical research coordinator on childhood obesity focused research projects at Massachusetts General Hospital. His biggest fitness accomplishments to date are running the Boston Marathon and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. He is looking forward towards utilizing fitness to create and develop a sense of community among medical students.
Shani Aharon
Shani Aharon is a 4th year medical student at University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. She considers herself adventurous, and would try any sport once: she grew up figure skating, rowed crew in college, played ultimate frisbee while working, and now runs in her free time in medical school. Having a few years of work-life balance as a healthcare consultant prior to medical school, Shani is passionate about maintaining mind-body wellness and helping do the same. She’s excited to put her past experience to good use as the CFO of Medicine in Motion.
Logan Briggs
Logan Briggs is a 4th year Harvard Medical Student. He swam for, and captained, the Dartmouth swim team and graduated in 2016. During a gap year before medical school, he worked as a wilderness guide in Tanzania and biked across the US to raise money for medical service work that he later performed in Nepal. Having been a lifelong swimmer, transitioned to triathlete, Logan strongly believes that regular exercise and social connection is the key to balance and happiness. He helped found Medicine in Motion to extend those benefits to others.
Chase Marso
Chase is a fourth-year medical student at Harvard Medical school and co-founder of Medicine in Motion. A former Augustana University quarterback and basketball coach in his hometown of Brandon, SD, he has always had a passion for physical fitness and a desire to encourage others in athletic achievement. Chase sees Medicine in Motion’s mission of inspiring others towards their physical fitness goals while promoting philanthropy as Medicine in Motion’s most unique and worthwhile endeavor.
Cray Noah
Cray is an engineer and doctor-in-training dedicated to innovating ways to increase access to preventative medicine and health technology. As a fourth-year student in Harvard’s MD/MBA program, he brings experience working at the nexus of biomedicine and business in the medical device startup space during his time at Georgia Tech and now in Boston. While passionate about innovative biotechnology, Cray believes creating community through exercise and fitness is the best form of preventative medicine to date and is dedicated to furthering that mission through Medicine in Motion. A native Texan, Cray has transitioned from football to triathlons, tennis and sailing since moving northeast.
Michael Seward
Mike is a fourth-year medical student at Harvard Medical School (HMS) where he co-founded Medicine in Motion in 2017 with Chase, Logan, and Derek. As a varsity ice hockey player at Harvard College, he became interested in nutrition and for his senior thesis implemented a traffic-light food labeling study in the college dining halls to encourage healthy eating choices. After graduating, he worked for two years in clinical research at an Obesity Prevention Program at HMS and worked at the Hospital for Special Surgery where he saw the alarming rise in knee replacements mirror national trends in obesity. This sparked his interest in the intersection of orthopaedic surgery, nutrition, and fitness, and his medical school thesis investigates a pre-operative remote weight loss intervention and mobile app for patients anticipating total joint replacement surgery.
Derek Soled
Derek is a fourth-year MD/MBA candidate at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Business School. He serves as the student council co-president at the medical school. Derek graduated from Yale University in 2016 as a double major in biology and sociology and was the captain of the Yale fencing team. He then pursued a MSc in medical anthropology from the University of Oxford where he set an all-time record in the pole vault. A recipient of the Walter Byers Scholarship, an honor bestowed by the NCAA to the country's best overall male and female student-athlete each year, and a current member of Team USA for fencing, Derek is passionate about sport and continues to compete at a professional level as well as coach low-income children in Boston. As a first-year medical student, Derek co-founded Medicine in Motion.
Avik Chatterjee, MD, MPH
Cross-Fit Extraordinaire
Frank McGovern, MD
Collegiate Swimmer, Triathlete
Noelle Saillant, MD
Runner, Cyclist
Dana Stearns, MD
Professional Cyclist
Jennifer Tan, MD
Bootcamp, Cyclist
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