From virtual meditation sessions to in-person workouts, wellness events at the Medical School offers something for everyone. 

Wellness Calendars

The Wellness Calendar features events sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs. Additionally, you'll find meditations organized by Med^2, wellness workshops hosted by SHC, and Self-Care Sundays journal prompts.

Featured Events

Wellness Wednesdays

Join us virtually during lunch (12 - 12:50 p.m.) for topics that will inspire your wellness. Click on the link below to register and receive Zoom information. Note: Registration links will be made available about four weeks prior to the session.


  • September 7 - Thriving v. Surviving
    Speaker: Dr. Olivia Richman

    Speaker Bio: Dr. Olivia Richman is a Family Medicine resident, speaker, content creator on YouTube, and author of “The Thriver's Guide to Medical School". Dr. Richman experienced firsthand what it was like to struggle in medical school and how isolating and lonely it can be. However, even though the struggle was real and the failures were painful, she luckily had “mental health hacks” - which she learned through her decade-plus journey of personal growth and development seminars, therapy, and life coaching - that helped turn those challenging setbacks into powerful comebacks. Dr. Richman shares vulnerable and personal life stories and expert opinions in each chapter about life in medical school and how to bounce back. 


  • October 12 - Movement in Medicine
    Speakers: Dr. Mariah Stump, Rachel Balaban

    Speaker Bios: Mariah Stump, MD, MPH, FACP, DipABLM, is an internal medicine primary care women's health physician at Women's Medicine Collaborative. She is a certified yoga instructor (RYT-200) and Level 2 "Shake Your Soul" movement instructor. She teaches yoga as well as mindful movement and particularly focuses on chronic pain populations. She is board certified in Lifestyle Medicine and Integrative Medicine and is the Course Director for the Lifestyle Medicine Clinical Elective at The Warren Alpert Medical School.

    Rachel Balaban is an experienced dancer and Level 2 "Shake Your Soul" movement instructor. She is the Co-Founder of Artists and Scientists as Partners and the Founder and Director of DAPers (Dance for All People). She is the Regional Coordinator for Dance for Parkinson's Disease. 

  • November 16 - Conflict Resolution
    Speaker Bio: Julie Weber has been the Brown University Ombuds since March, 2020. In this role, she is a confidential, off-the-record, neutral, and independent resource who helps medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, staff, and faculty find working solutions to the conflicts that they are facing. Such conflicts include those that arise from or affect one's study, work, and life at Brown. Julie is an experienced ombud and mediator, who also has worked as an employment lawyer, employee relations and compliance manager, and policy specialist prior to becoming an ombud. She earned an AB from Columbia University as well as a JD from Boston College Law School and is a Certified Organizational Ombuds Practitioner through the International Ombuds Association.

    Join us in person for a "watch party" in LH160 or via Zoom.  Zoom links will be emailed before the session.  

  • January 18 - Healthy Sleep During Medical School
  • February 1 - Let's Talk about Suicide