Your overall health and wellness is of paramount importance to us. The Office of Medical Student Affairs, other School of Medicine offices, and medical students themselves provide a number of services and opportunities to help you maintain wellness in all aspects of your life.
Explore what our first-year medical students have to say about wellness in the Dis-Orientation Guide, an informative and entertaining guide to the city, school and life as a medical student.
I will treat myself with the same respect I show my patients and colleagues, recognizing the value of my own wellness.An excerpt from the class oath written by the entering class of 2022
In addition to the school’s academic, financial, mental, physical, social and spiritual wellness resources, there are many student-led entities that promote and organize events fostering student wellness, namely the Society Coordinators and Social Chairs.
- Peer Advocate Program (password protected) – WUSM Peer Advocates (PA’s) serve as accessible listeners for their medical student peers with the goal of: helping students understand and navigate student support resources, including facilitating the use of mistreatment reporting systems, professional mental and physical health support, academic support, and other student resources. In addition, the PA’s will gather de-identified trends in student experience that will be shared with the administration to identify areas of need. The WUSM Peer Advocacy Program is an initiative that can greatly provide additional support to students in all stages of medical school while strengthening the WUSM community
- Student Wellness Representative: An officer for each class is responsible for promoting wellness services and opportunities and even developing their own.
- Reporting issues: There are a number of ways for reporting any form of mistreatment.
- Wellness Grants: Becker Library, in partnership with the school of medicine’s educational programs, provides small grants for student and trainee-led health and wellness initiatives. Students, post-docs, residents and fellows have won modest funding for pickleball equipment, booking tennis court time, Top-Golf & Bar K events and many other activities. Learn more and submit a Feuerstein Health & Wellness application.
- Wellness Week: Every year in the spring, medical students organize Wellness Week, featuring events focused on various aspects of student well-being.
Contact the Office of Medical Student Affairs for help. Sensitive requests are kept strictly confidential.
On campus, call 314-362-4357 (HELP)
Off campus, call 911
Mental health crisis
8 am – 4 pm, M-F, call 314-362-2404
After hours, call 314-362-4357