The Wellness Committee

Wellness Committee


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The Wellness Committee is committed to comprehensively promoting the health of LCOM students and fostering a campus-wide culture that prioritizes medical student wellbeing, vulnerability, and interconnection. We work toward these goals by facilitating interactive recreational and educational events, developing lasting wellness initiatives, and serving as an empathetic group of medical students and faculty who LCOM students can turn to for guidance and resources in times of need. 

The Committee serves to promote the health of the student body through educational and recreational events within UVM LCOM. The group runs monthly peer support group meetings, biannual mental health panels, provides confidential one-on-one peer support, and can connect students to mental health resources within the university and the broader community. The committee continuously works to implement new ideas that promote the overall wellbeing of the student body, including monthly free produce, summer and spring Creemee nights, and mindfulness mini-series.

If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions,
please do not hesitate to reach out to any of your Wellness Committee Representatives.

Student Support


Recent Wellness Highlights:


Mental Health Panel: M1s were able to hear from various upperclassmen telling their stories about what resources and techniques they have used to navigate medical school.

Ski and Ride Night: Students went to Bolton for a night of skiing and snowboarding.  Wellness subsidized night lift tickets and provided free rentals to those who did not have their own. 

Monthly Wellness Hour/Peer Support: Wellness Committee leaders facilitated conversation with fellow students around the  stresses of medical school, life outside of school, social unrest, and more, opening up a space for meaningful dialogue, vulnerability, and connection. 

Orientation Wellness Events: Medical students lead a variety of wellness events for incoming first years during their orientation week, including rock climbing, yoga, a coffee walk, soccer etc. 

Wellness Walks: Wellness Committee members organized a walk to help students experience the New England foliage with their classmates and learn about some nearby nature paths.



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The Wellness Committee

Class Representatives

Class of 2024
Elie Kaadi, CT Campus
Hannah Cook, VT Campus
Rosie Eiduson VT Campus
Tim Long, VT Campus
Ankrish Milne, VT Campus
Izabella Ostrowki VT Campus
Kali Amoah, VT Campus
Jesse Naumann, VT Campus

Class of 2025
Nick Hutt, CT Campus
Jharna Jahnavi, CT Campus
Ellen Mats, VT Campus
Taylor Walker, VT Campus
Michelle "Mimi" Falcone, VT Campus

Class of 2026
Anika Advant, CT Campus
Surya Radhakrishnan, CT Campus
Tucker Angier, VT Campus
Caity Decara, VT Campus
Jeyna Doshi, VT Campus
Julie Scholes, VT Campus

Class of 2027
Ali Chivers, VT Campus
Arya Kale, VT Campus
Ben Koren, VT Campus
Serena Verma, VT Campus
Jai Narain, CT Campus
Ian Kent, CT Campus

Faculty Advisors






Lee Rosen, Ph.D
Director of Student Wellbeing

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Alison Fitzgerald, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Medicine





Dylan Hershkowitz, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry




Leigh Ann Holterman, Ph.D
Assistant Director of Student Wellbeing