West Coast Medical Students Gather for Med Games 2010

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University of Southern California, University of California Los Angeles, the Western School of Health Sciences, University of California San Diego, University of California Irvine, and University of Arizona medical students will compete September 24-26 to promote wellness among future physicians

Med Games promotes healthy living, wellness, and an active lifestyle among future physicians

Med Games is a terrific way to remind students about the importance of making physical activity—not to mention having fun—a priority.

Medical students from California and Arizona will compete in the inaugural Med Games at University of Southern California’s University Park Campus in Los Angeles, CA on September 24-26, 2010. Med Games promotes healthy living, wellness, and an active lifestyle among future physicians. Participating medical schools include the University of Southern California, the University of California Los Angeles, the Western School of Health Sciences, the University of California San Diego, the University of California Irvine and the University of Arizona.

“Most of a medical student’s time is spent in class, in the lab, or sitting down studying. It’s easy to overlook the importance of personal fitness and wellness,” said Chad Agy, M2 at USC’s Keck School of Medicine and Med Games Chairman. “As future health care providers, we must lead by example in promoting a healthy lifestyle supported by regular exercise. Med Games is a great opportunity to bring medical students together for a weekend of friendly competition and physical activity.”

Med Games participants will compete in a series of competitions throughout the weekend. Athletic events include soccer, ultimate frisbee, flag football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, golf, a 5k run, relay races, ping pong, bowling, and cheerleading/dance. More casual competitions will test participants’ strength and stamina in a tug of war, trivia, poker, a scavenger hunt, and other games.

Med Games 2010 is sponsored by Modality, Inc. a leading developer of medical learning and reference applications for iPhone®, iPod touch® and iPad™, medical textbook publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, residency programs at Kaiser Permamente, medical review course providers Pass Program and energy efficiency technologists Enovative Group, Inc.

“One of Modality’s core principles is to make studying easier and more convenient, because the rigors of medical school require students to budget every hour of their time,” commented Kat McAndrew, director of marketing at Modality. “Med Games is a terrific way to remind students about the importance of making physical activity—not to mention having fun—a priority.”

More information about Med Games, including registration and travel information, is available at http://www.med-games.com.

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