General Wellness Tips from Your WiMS Colleagues:

Take time away from responsibilities--a day for yourself to re-set
Find time to breathe. Focus on what is important. Give a doggy or cat a hug.
Use rumba vacuum
Outsource things
When you get that work party invite, answer right away yes/no, don't spend a lot of time dwelling on it and stressing over it--it's okay to say no.
Put holiday music on in the background whenever you can. You will instantly feel more in the holiday spirit.
Listen to podcasts and audiobooks (borrow free from your library or through Hoopla or Overdrive app) while commuting or doing chores/errands, to make you feel like you get a little leisure time and use a different part of your brain than mom or doctor.
Exercise first every day no matter how many other things you need to do.  You will feel better and everything else seems easier.
Headspace meditation app, ACT, Calm, Stop and Breathe apps.
Get air fryer and instantpot
On-line shopping and cookies makes it all manageable
Accept that your holiday decor/cookies will never look like pinterest.
Taste everything but eat very small portions and exercise whenever possible.
Give yourself permission to be okay with the fact that you can't do everything on your list. It's okay.


Fitness and Nutrition Presentation by Dr. Mithila Vullaganti: Maintaining our baseline and interrupting the collateral impacts of COVID-19 crisis on our health
April 30, 2020 

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There is a significant lack of exposure to female role models in medicine in our curriculum. Representation is empowering, and these dinners serve as opportunities for students to get to know female physicians in a more intimate setting.

We are hoping foster a community of female physicians to take part in our series and are asking if you would be willing to host a dinner with 3-5 Tufts medical students. The dinner (or coffee/lunch/brunch) is meant to be an informal setting where you can learn about the students and share your passion for medicine. The Tufts AMWA chapter piloted this program last year, and some physicians chose to take students out or host in their home - it's up to you! Additionally, physicians who took part in our program last year expressed that they enjoyed their experiences (and would do it again!) and the students really appreciated the perspective and wisdom they gained from the physicians. If you are so inclined, some groups continue to stay in contact or meet past the initial dinner on their own to form longer lasting relationships.

As aspiring women in medicine, we seek inspiration from strong women like you who can be our mentors. We would be honored if you would consider taking part of our movement! 

If you are interested in taking part in this initiative, please contact

Yoga studios and gyms near Tufts MC:

• Exhale
• Boston Women’s Gym
• Boston Sports Club

Quick healthy meal options near Tufts MC:

• Whole Foods Market in South End 
• Piperi Mediterranean Grill 
• Chacarero
• Pret A Manger
• Sweet Green
• Sam LaGrassa's
• Dig Inn
• Chipotle at 2 locations- Summer St and corner of School Street and Washington St
• Clover on School Street
• B Good on Summer St and Washington St
• Roche Grocery Store at Downtown Crossing

Day Care options near Tufts MC:

Tufts MC has one affiliation which is with Bright Horizons on Harrison Ave. Employees are eligible for a subsidized fee pending an application process and the household income: 

  • Bright Horizons (AFFILIATE)
    185  Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111 (In Rehab building) (617) 636-9504 
    Back up care available on short notice
    Age groups: 6 weeks to age 7 years
  • Little Panda Early Learning
    285 Tremont Street, Boston MA  02116  (617) 423-0500 
  • Bright Horizons 
    370 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02117 (617) 536-1035
  • Bright Horizons
    790 Boylston St, Boston, MA 0219 (617) 262-4850

Other child care options, including back-up care:

Disclaimer: Neither Tufts WiMS nor Tufts MC takes responsibility for the availability or authenticity of these services; services should be verified by individuals using them. 

Selection of Leadership & Negotiation Books

  • Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever. ISBN 0553384554
  • Lessons Learned: Stories from Women in Medical Management by Deborah Shlian. ISBN:9780924674457
  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek. ISBN-10: 1591846447
  • The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps to Maximize Your Potential by John. C. Maxwell. ISBN-10: 1599953633
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher. ISBN-10: 0143118757
  • Leadership for health professionals by Gerald R. Ledlow and M. Nicholas Coppola. ISBN 1284026884

Research on gender balance in academic medicine by WiMS committee members

Other Articles of Interest