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.
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-care, resiliency, 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
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
Ears for Peers Gathering
Mental Health Resources at Stanford
Stanford has a wealth of mental health resources to help you navigate challenging times at the Stanford Student Affairs website.
2021 Transition to Clerkship Retreat (link to recording)
On April 16, the Office of Medical Student Wellness sponsored its annual Transition retreat virtually for the second year medical students as they complete their classroom based instruction. We recorded and are sharing the presentations of our plenary speakers.
- Lee Jones, MD (UCSF Dean of Students, Psychiatry): Change, Challenges, and Progress: Connection and Well-Being are not Optional
- Paloma Marin-Nevarez, MD (UCSF-Fresno, Emergency Medicine Intern): The Most important Question of Medical School and Other Tidbits of Advice from a Current Intern
Sleep Hygiene Resources
Dr. Sara Cadman (Stanford Medicine Class of 2018) conducted research during her time at Stanford that resulted in online modules she is making available to Stanford Medicine students. To access the modules, click here (SUNet required).
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