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University of South Florida

Medical student recognized as culture champion

Sydney Weisman, Morsani College of Medicine second-year medical student.

















In the midst of an extremely rigorous medical school schedule, second-year medical student, Sydney Weisman, found the time to lead an effort that was close to her heart.  She worked tirelessly over the past year on an event called Stomp the Stigma, and event that empowered and promoted mental health, and reduced the stigma associated with mental illness and support.  This event became the first MCOM interprofessional student mental health panel program on a night filled with vulnerability, courage, strength and connection.  Students and staff at MCOM know Weisman for her dedication to wellness and her compassion for those who are struggling with mental health.  For her efforts to put on the Stomp the Stigma event, MCOM wellbeing director, Amy Phillips, presented Weisman with a USF Health Culture Coin March 10.