The Wellness Hub is a brand new initiative taking place for the very first time in MDSC 2019.
We can’t wait for you to start exploring it.
MDSC has for a long time explored key issues relating to medical student wellbeing and mental health through academic symposia and optional wellness activities. These activities have helped students develop skills that combat concerning trends in worsening student wellbeing. In 2019, we are taking this even further by providing every single student a guaranteed hour to work on their wellbeing, as part of the academic program.
What is the Wellness Hub and how does it work?
The Wellness Hub is a large, multipurpose area filled with different activities, workshops and self-directed areas which are all aimed at helping you improve your wellbeing. As a part of your academic timetable, you will have access to the Wellness Hub for one hour on Day 2 to enjoy with the rest of your year level.
All of the activities are first-come first-serve. Some activities will last a full hour, others may run multiple times during the hour. There are also areas where you can relax, reflect and focus on your wellness!
Please do not bring any laptops or other work into the Wellness Hub – there will be plenty to do! We recommend reading about each of the activities on offer ahead of time so that you can plan how you would like to spend your time there. This will be available in due course.
Some activities have capacities, so if one is full please move along to another activity on offer. During your allocated time, you are required to remain in the Wellness Hub and cannot attend other symposia. Entry into the Wellness Hub during your allocated time slot will be recorded and used to assess your attendance for Day 2 (Tuesday).
Changes to Day 2
With the introduction of the Wellness Hub, the format of Day 2 is a little different from other MDSC days. There will be four one-hour time-slots for the day, with lunch in the middle and no keynote presentations. In line with the ideas and values behind the Wellness Hub, we have decided to make Day 2 a shorter academic day, with a late start at 11.30am. Given the shorter duration of the day, only lunch will be provided.
During the three academic time slots that you are not attending the Wellness Hub, you will attend other symposia sessions like any other MDSC day. Academic symposia will be presented following the Day 2 theme, More Than Medicine, workshops will be running, and MDRP oral presentations will be taking place.
Activities in the Wellness Hub
Here's a sneak peak of some of the activities that will be on offer. More information will be available closer to MDSC.
You've got questions? We've got answers!
Thank you to our Wellness Hub partners for making this initiative possible.