MD/MSPA Student COVID-19 Testing Protocol - Click here for information

Student Wellness

The Office of Medical Student Wellness provides student life advising, wellness programming and learning environment initiatives to enable students to thrive academically and personally throughout their medical school experience. 

Guiding Principles

Our aim is to foster a safe and supportive learning environment. The following principles inform our work:

  • To empower students to develop their professional identity, and find meaning within their medical school experience
  • To enable students to succeed as lifelong leaders
  • To embrace the value of diversity and personal growth throughout the journey
  • To encourage self-careresiliency, wellness and the pursuit of one’s passions
  • To engage all individuals in the promotion of a sense of belonging within the community

Develop Professional Identity

2017 Transition to Clerkships Retreat

Pursue One's Passions

February 14, 2017 - 1 Billion Rising

Medical students, faculty, and staff members participate in mass action to end violence against women.

Dozens of white coats were carefully laid out to cover the steps of a Stanford Medicine building yesterday afternoon as part of the #ProtectOurPatients campaign, a grassroots movement seeking to defend the Affordable Care Act. (Link to SCOPE post)

Promote a Sense of Belonging

Ears for Peers Gathering


Mental Health Team (MHT)

MHT provides free, accessible mental health care to School of Medicine and BioSciences students. To make an appointment, call CAPS Front Desk at 650-723-3785 and request an appointment with an MHT provider. Click here for more information. 

Mental Health Resources at Stanford
Stanford has a wealth of mental health resources to help you navigate challenging times at the Stanford Student Affairs website.

2021 Transition to Clerkship Retreat (link to recording)

On April 16, the Office of Medical Student Wellness sponsored its annual Transition retreat virtually for the second year medical students as they complete their classroom based instruction. We recorded and are sharing the presentations of our plenary speakers.

  • Lee Jones, MD (UCSF Dean of Students, Psychiatry): Change, Challenges, and Progress: Connection and Well-Being are not Optional
  • Paloma Marin-Nevarez, MD (UCSF-Fresno, Emergency Medicine Intern): The Most important Question of Medical School and Other Tidbits of Advice from a Current Intern

Sleep Hygiene Resources

Dr. Sara Cadman (Stanford Medicine Class of 2018) conducted research during her time at Stanford that resulted in online modules she is making available to Stanford Medicine  students.  To access the modules, click here (SUNet required).

Your Suggestions

Report Mistreatment

OMSW is committed to promoting positive learning environments for all students. There are several confidential avenues for reporting an incident of student mistreatment. 

Mental Health Service

Crises counseling is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 650-723-3785

For More Information