The Office of Student Wellness was created in July 2009 to help our students achieve and maintain optimal physical and emotional health. An essential aspect of becoming doctors is learning to take care of our own health and work-life balance, thus allowing ourselves to be the best healers that we can be to our patients. The wellness skills learned during the formative years of medical school will help us continue to grow personally and professionally over long careers as practicing physicians. The main mission of our Office is to develop and help implement measures to improve medical students’ wellness. In order to accomplish this goal, we will work together with students, residents, faculty, and staff, fostering collaborations that will lead to a culture of excellence and well-being.
Specific activities of the office include:
Planning educational events, such as the Annual Wellness Lecture and wellness workshops
Identifying and enriching mental health-care resources available to students
Being a triage point for any mental health-related difficulties that may arise during medical school years.
Please contact us with any suggestions or concerns. We look forward to hearing from you!