Wellness Resources for Medical Students
Many medical students struggle to manage the unique demands of medical school. Because medical school can be stressful, a variety of resources are readily available to you. Wellness resources for medical students include professional, confidential counseling; stress and time management; comprehensive student health services; help overcoming substance abuse; fitness courses and facilities, including yoga, swimming and personal wellness and fitness courses; and special workshops and courses.
- Be sure to check out the Student Wellness Events Calendar.
Student Health Services
The Joseph B. Trainer Student Health Service provides OHSU students with outpatient care and counseling services. In addition, classes are offered in yoga, sleep solutions, and stress management.
The Student's Guide to Health Insurance at OHSU is available via Training Force. It has valuable information for all students (whether you have the student health insurance or not). https://trainingforce.ohsu.edu/registration/
For information regarding travel safety and a link to the CDC "Yellow Book," visit the OHSU Global Health Center's "Resources" website: http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/education/continuing-education/global-health-center/about/resources.cfm
Current students may use the March Wellness and Fitness Center free of charge. The center has a pool, class space and fitness equipment. The center also offers many personal wellness and fitness classes, yoga, tai chi, strength and cardio, cycling, Pilates, taekwondo, zumba, swimming and body sculpt.
Medical Student Advocacy: Ombudsperson
Two professional ombudspersons serve as confidential liaisons between medical students, faculty and administration. They are available whenever you need them. Please call the OHSU operator at (503) 494-9000 and ask to be connected to the home telephone of an Ombudsperson.
OHSU Student Access
Student Access supports the University's mission and value of diversity by providing equal access to its programs and services for students who experience a disability.
Courses & Workshops
The Healer's Art Elective Course
Learn how to preserve and strengthen your own humanity, your sense of the physician's work, and your ability to handle loss, grief, and remain open-hearted. The classes are designed to help you preserve and strengthen your sense of the physician's work and your ability to avoid professional burnout in collaboration with The Institute for the Study of Health and Illness.
Every fall, the SOM hosts a relationship workshop that focuses on maintaining and balancing relationships while juggling the demands of medical school. All MS I and MS II students with their spouses/partners/significant others are invited to attend. The workshop will be held on October 30, 2012 2012 Flyer
Integrative Self-Care Initiative (ISIS)
As part of the Educational Initiative in Student Integrative Self-Care, an elective course in resiliency training will be offered to first and second year medical student during Winter term.
Student Debt Counseling and Financial Management
Student focused debt counseling and financial management for current students at OHSU. This resource is focused on helping the students at OHSU maintain a healthy balance regarding their fiscal responsibilities. One on One counseling and informational sessions are available. For more information on the program please visit their website.