The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix Medical Student Mental Health Services (MSMHS) provides free, professional, and confidential counseling specifically tailored to address the mental health and wellness relevant to medical student life. Services are designed to foster the academic potential of students by enhancing their personal development as well as their psychosocial and emotional health.
Students can receive medical care through the Arizona State University NP Healthcare-Downtown clinic. This clinic accepts most major health insurance policies, including the Arizona Board of Regents Aetna Student Health policy purchased by the majority of our students.
Togetherall is a safe, anonymous, and free online space dedicated to mental health concerns and challenges. When you have a question or a tough situation, it can help to talk about it. Sometimes, it's easier with someone you don't know.
Student service providers, faculty, staff, and current medical students share personal stories of resilience, resources for maintaining well-being, and programs, practices, and strategies they have found to be effective in building student well-being.
Medical school is a high-stress environment and the demanding curriculum could cause many medical school students to burnout. Improving the well-being a of today's med school students is essential to to the future of medicine. Learn more about self-care and avoiding burnout at the AMA.
In 2017, the National Academy of Medicine launched the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience, a network of more than 200 organizations committed to reversing trends in clinician burnout. The Collaborative has three goals:
1) Raise the visibility of clinician anxiety, burnout, depression, stress, and suicide
2) Improve baseline understanding of challenges to clinician well-being
3) Advance evidence-based, multidisciplinary solutions to improve patient care by caring for the caregiver.