Medical Student Well-Being Program
Well-Being Program Articles
Medical students face many challenges during their time here at school. Here are some articles written by the Well-Being staff to address issues we commonly hear about. Take a look through these articles and you will most likely find some that speak to concerns you and your classmates have had.
- Challenges of the First Year
- Adjusting to the Culture of Medicine
- Perfectionism: The Double-Edged Sword
- Holiday Tips
- Pedestal Pitfalls
- Time Management Tips
- Dealing with Test Anxiety
- Well-Being and Idealism
- Avoid Burnout!
- Pearls of Wisdom
- Parting Perspectives: Learning from Fourth Years
- Understanding and Enriching Romantic Relationships
Often students find it helpful to read books about coping skills. Here is a list of books we recommend to students who are hoping to learn more successful self-care tools. Several of the books listed below teach concrete ways to manage your thoughts and moods. Many students say that even reading for fifteen minutes before bed helps them feel hopeful and in charge of their well-being.
- The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
- Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
- An End to Panic: Breakthrough Techniques for Overcoming Panic Disorder
- The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook
- Mind Over Mood: A Cognitive Therapy Treatment Manual for Clients
- The Addiction Workbook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Quitting Alcohol and Drugs
- Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness
- The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself From Chronic Unhappiness
- First in the Family: Your College Years: Advice About College From First Generation Students
- Med School Confidential: A Complete Guide to the Medical School Experience: By Students for Students
- What I Learned in Medical School: Personal Stories of Young Doctors
- On Call: A Doctor's Days and Nights in Residency
Redfield Lending Library
This library was compiled by a medical student as an academic project. The library consists of books related to mental health issues and specific disorders. Most of the books are autobiographical and offer compelling first-hand experiences of struggles with mental illness and/or addictions. All medical students, faculty, and staff are welcome to check out books free of charge. The library is located in our waiting room in U-228 and is open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm.