Medical school can be a demanding and time-consuming endeavor. It is critical that students focus on maintaining a healthy personal lifestyle throughout their medical career. After all, you will be spending the rest of your life supporting the healthy ife-styles and choices of your patients, so you'd better start out by 'practicing what you will preach"! Learn more >>
Maintaining personal wellness is a complex process that requires careful attention and planning. And, although it is also a very individualized issue that each student must assess for themselves, it is also a responsibility of the medical school community to support students in adopting healthy behaviors and monitoring others for signs of distress or difficulty. Wellness generally requires attention to the following key areas:
While academic wellness is addressed in our discussion of academic advising and student achievement, we will address medical school, university, local, and regional programs and resources in each of the other areas below.