Entering medical school is the start of a rigorous academic process as well as an active developmental period in your life. There are new demands, long hours, difficult decisions, financial issues, and hectic schedules. The habits you develop now to handle these new hurdles will carry-over into your life post-medical school.
The National Wellness Institute has long used the following as the definition of wellness: wellness is an active process through which people become aware of, and make choices toward, a more successful existence. Wellness isn’t just the absence of illness – wellness is about thriving in the physical, emotional and psychological areas of your life, both during and after medical school.
Rather than feeling like you need to give up all social and healthy activities to focus solely on studying we encourage students to find a balance between academics, physical fitness, social support and emotional well-being. Wellness programming at the Alpert Medical School is multi-dimensional and encompasses physical, emotional and social activities to help you maintain a positive attitude and lifestyle.