Medical students often find themselves stressed by academic challenges, high standards and career choice dilemmas. UVM recognizes that personal wellness plays an integral role in medical student success.
The UVM College of Medicine works to alleviate these stresses by:
- increasing connectivity between students and faculty and among students at all levels of the curriculum through participation in the Learning Communities
- providing students with effective academic and career counseling through regular meetings with their advisors
- cultivating peer mentoring relationships (academic and personal) for on-going support and guidance
Student-Led Wellness Initiatives
Committee for Medical Student Wellbeing
The students on this committee provide a confidential peer support system for medical students. They connect students to mental health resources and educate students on ways to stay happy, healthy and successful.The committee sponsors the following activities: weekly yoga classes, snacks prior to big exams, hikes and snowshoeing and BBQ's and potlucks. They also publish a biannual wellness newsletter.
Campus Wellness Resources
UVM's Center for Health & Wellbeing is comprised of several offices which provide accessible, high-quality, prevention-oriented care designed specifically to meet the needs of UVM studentsStudent Health
425 Pearl Street
Fax: (802) 656-8178
Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm by appointment and Saturdays during the school year, 9am-1pm for acute care.
Student Health sees students by appointment for acute and chronic medical problems and injuries, preventive care (health risk assessment, smoking cessation, allergy injections, immunizations, preparation for foreign travel, and men's health issues).Women's Health
425 Pearl Street - 2nd Floor Rm. 2221
Fax: (802) 656-0779
Monday-Friday, 8am – 4pm by appointment.
Women's Health sees students by appointment for annual exams, pap tests, treatment for vaginitis, urinary tract infections, prevention and management of sexually transmitted infections, and pregnancy prevention options, including emergency contraception.Nutrition Services
Several locations on campus
Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm by appointment.
Nutrition Services is staffed by two registered dietitians who provide individual consultations, group presentations and special events to students. They also work collaboratively with other CHWB staff to help students overcome problem eating.UVM Counseling Center & Psychiatric Services
The Jacobs House Office: 146 S. Williams Street, P: 802.656.3340, F: 802.656.8022
The Redstone Office: Christie/Wright/Patterson Complex: 436 S. Prospect Street, P: 802.656.0784
The Counseling Center is a unit of the UVM Center for Health and Wellbeing. Individual, couples and group counseling are available to all enrolled medical students.
Most student concerns and psychological problems are worked with in-house, while some specialized and longer-term matters may be referred to community psychotherapists. Counseling sessions are free, confidential, and typically scheduled once per week for 45-50 minutes.
Last modified June 25 2013 12:40 PM