Wellness

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.

Contact the Office of Medical Student Affairs for help. Sensitive requests are kept strictly confidential. 

Emergency contacts

Safety emergency
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


Services

There are many student-led entities that promote and organizes 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.
  • Academic health: Robust mentoring, advising and learning support services are available throughout all four years of medical school.
  • Financial health: Visit the Office of Student Financial Planning for help with all aspects of your medical school finances.
  • Mental health: Medical care and psychological services are available through Student Health Services, along with several discussion/dialogue sessions, meditation sessions, student groups and other special events.
  • Physical health: Medical care from Student Health Services, an on-site student gym, other nearby recreational facilities and activities support students’ physical well-being.
  • Social health: A number of student groups, regular activities and publications help students pursue meaningful, fun activities outside of academic life.
  • Spiritual health: An onsite interfaith chapel and student organizations are among the elements of spiritual life during medical school.
  • Reporting issues: There are a number of ways for reporting any form of mistreatment.
Wellness Resources Chart

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Wellness Week

Every year in the spring, medical students organize Wellness Week, featuring events focused on various aspects of student well-being. For 2020, plans are still being determined.


Message from Dean MoscosoLisa Moscoso, MD, PhD

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