Why is wellness important? The answer is evidence based!
Getting through medical school is challenging in a variety of ways. We are here to remind you that medical school is not just about learning how to take care of others, it is also about learning how to take care of yourself.
Here are some articles on the state of wellness in medical schools today:
· Assessing Student Mental Health at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Ghodasara et al, Acad Med 2011)
· Association of an Educational Program in Mindful Communication With Burnout, Empathy, and Attitudes Among Primary Care Physicians (Krasner et al, JAMA 2009)
· Burnout and Suicidal Ideation Among US Medical Students (Dyrbye et al, Annals of Internal Med 2008)
· Clinical Mindfulness and Patient Safety (Sibinga & Wu, JAMA 2010)
· Enhancing the health of medical students: outcomes of an integrated mindfulness and lifestyle program (Hassed et al, Adv Health 2009)
· Life Support: Inside the Movement to Save the Mental Health of America's Doctors (Oaklander 2015)
· Medscape Lifestyle Report 2016: Bias and Burnout
· Mindfulness training for stress management: a randomized controlled study of medical and psychology students (de Vibe et al, BMC Med Educ 2013)
· Resident Physician Well-Being and Assessments of Their Knowledge and Clinical Performance (Beckman et al, J Gen Intern Med 2012)
· White Coat Mood Indigo - Depression in Medical School (Rosenthal and Okie, NEJM 2005)