Student Wellness

The Office of Medical Student Wellness provides student life advising, wellness programming and learning environment initiatives to enable students to thrive academically and personally throughout their medical school experience. 

Guiding Principles

Our aim is to foster a safe and supportive learning environment. The following principles inform our work:

  • To empower students to develop their professional identity, and find meaning within their medical school experience
  • To enable students to succeed as lifelong leaders
  • To embrace the value of diversity and personal growth throughout the journey
  • To encourage self-careresiliency, wellness and the pursuit of one’s passions
  • To engage all individuals in the promotion of a sense of belonging within the community

Develop Professional Identity

2017 Transition to Clerkships Retreat

Pursue One's Passions

February 14, 2017 - 1 Billion Rising

Medical students, faculty, and staff members participate in mass action to end violence against women.

Dozens of white coats were carefully laid out to cover the steps of a Stanford Medicine building yesterday afternoon as part of the #ProtectOurPatients campaign, a grassroots movement seeking to defend the Affordable Care Act. (Link to SCOPE post)

Promote a Sense of Belonging

TLC Tuesday Lounging & Conversation

Hosted by the Ears for Peers peer counselors to create and promote a safe space for discussion for medical students and bioscience students and community building. Warm drinks, snacks, and a welcoming environment are provided. 

Winter Quarter TLC Dates: January 17, 31, February 14, 28, and March 14


Are you looking for a Spring Quarter elective? In search of a course to feed your mind and soul? Consider one of the wellness electives below!

CSRE 110P: Mindful Leadership (LEAD 110)

EMED 214: Yoga and Wellness for Bioscience and Medical Students

EMED 235: Wilderness Leadership and Mentorship Skills for Medical and PA Students

FAMMED 214: Core Fitness Exercise Class: A 30 Minute Blast...Then Back to Class!

FAMMED 219: Mind-Body Medicine

FAMMED 242: The Doctor is In (the Kitchen): Teaching Kitchen Elective for Medical Students

FAMMED 252: Medicine & Horsemanship: An Outdoor, Equine Assisted Learning Course for Doctor-Patient Relationship

INDE 215: Queer Health & Medicine

INDE 217: Physician Scientist Hour

MED 130: Yesplus: Meditation Practices for Wellbeing

ORTHO 120: Introduction to Lifestyle Medicine (ORTHO 220)

WELLNESS 133: Meditation Retreat: Weekend Campus Intensive

WELLNESS 160: Wired for Wellness: Exploring the Technology of Flourishing

WELLNESS 163: Meditation and Technology

WELLNESS 164: Designing Well-Being

Your Suggestions

Report Mistreatment

OMSW is committed to promoting positive learning environments for all students. There are several confidential avenues for reporting an incident of student mistreatment. 

Mental Health Service

Crises counseling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 650-723-3785

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