University of Rochester School of Medicine

Whether it’s dancing, lifting, basketball, yoga, running, swimming, soccer, or TikTok challenges, we’re amazed at all of the ways medical students at URMC stay physically healthy despite incredibly busy schedules. But we’ve also noticed that URMC lacks a formal way of coordinating group fitness activities. Medicine in Motion is a non-profit organization that brings healthcare providers and students together through fitness, community building, and philanthropy to address medical burnout. Through MiM we hope to organize convenient and quick group workouts with medical students, residents, attendings, and other healthcare providers at all fitness levels. We have approximately fifteen amazing faculty advisors all from different departments and areas of medicine who are excited to work out and mentor URMC students. We envision these workouts as a great opportunity to informally network with clinicians at URMC and share tips for avoiding burnout. We are also partnering with and fundraising for local community organizations in Rochester, and will organize training groups for local and regional races/triathlons/etc. when those events are deemed safe to attend.

CHapter leadership

Nick Contento

I’m a second-year medical student from Utica, NY. I attended the University of Rochester and graduated in 2017. I enjoy running, hiking, camping, lifting, snowboarding, most sports, and pretty much anything outside. Rochester has shown me numerous ways to keep physically fit over my past 7 years in the city, and I’m super pumped to connect local organizations and URSMD through physical activity. Phoebe and Valentina are also incredible human beings and I cannot wait to see where Medicine in Motion takes us!

Phoebe Huang

I’m a second-year medical student from Lawrenceville, NJ. Incorporating physical fitness into my routine, especially as part of a team, has been an important part of my life both before and during medical school. I rowed on the Princeton University Lightweight Women’s Rowing team before graduating in 2016. Nowadays, my favorite ways to stay active are rock climbing, snowboarding, lifting, Spikeballing, running, playing intramural sports, and being outdoors. From joining the numerous community fitness organizations in Rochester to just meeting up with friends at the med center gym for a good burn, I’ve loved connecting with others through physical activity and I’m so excited to bring Medicine in Motion to URSMD with Valentina and Nick!

Valentina Sedlacek

I am a second-year medical student from Hanover, NH. I was a part of the Triathlon team at Dartmouth College and graduated in 2018. Nowadays, I love doing anything that gets me outside with friends, whether that’s hiking, biking, running, swimming, rowing, canoeing, going on long walks, or adventuring of any sort. Using physical activity to build community and promote social change and overall wellness is so important to me. I am really excited to partner with Phoebe, Nick, Medicine in Motion and the incredible ROC community fitness organizations that exist in our city to promote activity and wellness within our URSMD community!


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