Wellness Programs

Content is based on established lifestyle medicine competencies for primary care physicians.

Dysinger, WS. Lifestyle medicine competencies for primary care physicians.  Virtual Mentor. April 2013, Volume 15, Number 4: 306-310.

Culinary Medicine

Students meet monthly to integrate the evidence-based science of nutrition and disease prevention they have learned with hands-on cooking participation and demonstrations led by registered dietitians. Learn more about culinary medicine.

Skill Sessions

Students meet monthly to explore topics related to wellness and develop skills that can be applied to their personal life as well as to patients in their future practice. Topics discussed include conveying difficult news, Exercise is Medicine®, integrative medicine, mindfulness, motivational interviewing and resilience.  Learn more about skill sessions.

Special Topics

Students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities and special topic seminars presented by guest speakers. Topics include motivational interviewing, grocery store tours, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Dr. Esselstyn’s Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Program.

Student Initiatives

Students have the opportunity to create and lead a student wellness committee dedicated to creating and identifying wellness opportunities on campus and beyond such as physical activities and stress-relieving activities.

Wellness Resources

Maintaining access to wellness resources in the community as well as national organizations is important to the success of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Wellness and Preventive Care Pathway. Learn more about wellness resources.


All components of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Wellness and Preventive Care Pathway are developed using evidenced-based practices. Review resources.