University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Medical Student Education

Personal Wellness

students

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 students

  Description Contact Info
Student Health

425 Pearl St.
Hours: 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). Phone: 802-656-3350
Fax: 802-656-8178
Women's Health

425 Pearl St. - 2nd Floor Rm. 2221
Hours: 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. Phone: 802-656-0603
Fax: 802-656-0779
Nutrition Services

Several locations on campus
Hours: 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. Phone: 802-656-3663

UVM Counseling Center & Psychiatric Services

The Jacobs House Office:
146 S. Williams Street

The Redstone Office: Christie/Wright/Patterson Complex: 436 S. Prospect Street

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am - 4pm

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.

Jacob's House Office:
Phone: 802-656-3340
Fax: 802-656-8022

Redstone Office:
Phone: 802-656-0784
Fax: 802-656-8022

Student Life

Student Life

Our students have very diverse interests both inside and outside of the classroom, ranging from playing music in local clubs and rock climbing to club sports and, of course, taking advantage of the winter recreational opportunities Vermont has to offer. Medical students also have access to a wealth of UVM campus facilities and events.

Campus Activities

 

Last modified December 13 2013 11:17 AM