Medical Student Well-being
Your Wellness Is Our Priority
The Medical Student Well-being (MSWB) Program promotes a healthy learning environment at the UCSF School of Medicine with programs specifically designed for medical students. We strive to provide support for our students focusing on mental and physical health, as well as spiritual, financial, environmental, and social well-being. Our priority is to support our students in their well-being through a variety of resources and programs available to you on-campus.
Programs Created for You to Support You
The MSWB Program organizes and leads workshops and presentations to support your wellness throughout the school year.
The staff for this program is especially trained in working with medical students. This service is free to all medical students and will always be confidential. We want you to feel safe here at UCSF and we are here to assist you with a broad range of difficulties that may arise during your medical education. To request free psychotherapy, please schedule an appointment below with either Dr. Howard Rubin or Vittorio Comelli via email or by calling 415-476-0468.
Dr. Howard Rubin, Psychiatrist
Director, Medical Student Well-being
Vittorio Comelli, Psychologist
Assistant Director, Medical Student Well-being
This program connects medical students with peers who have completed at least three years of medical school. MedPeers can help with issues related to struggling with shelf exams, dealing with romantic relationships during medical school, determining whether you should file a SAFE report, finding career advisors in various specialties, navigating financial resources, unique challenges for students who identify as LGBTQ+, first gen, UIM, and/or having a disability/chronic illness. Email [email protected] and the MedPeer on call will respond within 12-24 hours. Contact MedPeers