MOM 5001 : Models of Transformation in Healthcare

Credits 0.5

This 0.5-hour credit elective course, Models of Transformation in Healthcare 1, is designed to introduce Osteopathic Medical students to crucial aspects of physician wellness through mind-body medicine skills. The course encompasses two main components: “Physician Wellness: Mind-Body Skills for Osteopathic Medical Students” and “Ways to Break the Habit of Being Yourself: Guided Imagery for the 1st Year Medical Student."

Component 1: Physician Wellness-Mind-Body Skills for Osteopathic Medical Students

This component focuses on the holistic well-being of physicians, particularly Osteopathic Medical students, by introducing mind-body medical skills. Students will explore evidence-based practices that promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness. Mindfulness, stress reduction techniques, and strategies for maintaining a healthy work-life balance will be covered. The course emphasizes the importance of self-care for health professionals and equips students with practical tools to enhance their overall well-being throughout their medical careers.

Component 2: Ways to Break the Habit of Being Yourself Guided Imagery for the 1st Year Medical Students

This component focuses on the power of guided imagery as a mind-body medicine modality. First year medical students will delve into the neurophysical underpinnings of the mental imagery process, constructing an understanding of imagery involving the senses. The course explores the evidence base supporting the use of guided imagery, particularly in conditions such as trauma and pain. Students will learn to apply guided imagery techniques for personal and patient well being

Overall, “Models of Transformation in Healthcare 1 aims to equip Osteopathic Medical students with essential mind-body medicine skills and a nuanced understanding of guided imagery, fostering personal wellness and providing valuable tools for future medical practice. importance of physician wellness.