Medical Student Wellness Library

SSVMS has compiled the following articles, podcasts, and videos discussing medical student burnout, stress, depression, and general wellness.

Crisis Information

If you are in need of urgent assistance, call 911.

Additional Resources Include:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24/7 Phone Line: 1-800-273-8255, This is a free and confidential line. UC Davis School of Medicine Suicide Ideation & Crisis Information
24/7 Phone Line: (530) 752-2349, You may call anonymously.

UC Davis School of Medicine

California Northstate University College of Medicine

Resiliency Consults for Medical Students

With medical school comes extreme stress and a heavy workload. If you are feeling overwhelmed, try scheduling a Resiliency Consult with a licensed and vetted psychologist or life coach for a discounted rate. All participating providers are located in various locations in the Sacramento Region and are familiar with the stress and burden of medical school and the medical field. To view a list of providers visit the Vetted Providers page.

Arts and Humanities in Medical School: A Solution to Physician Burnout?
Jeff Lagassee
Healthcare Finance

How to Avoid Burnout | Med School Tour

Jenny Le, VLOG Series 

How Med Students Avoid Burnout
Troy Parks

AMA Wire

Here’s How Poetry Saved my Life in Medical School
Tolu Kehinde 


For additional Burnout resources please visit our Joy of Medicine Physician Wellness Library.

Doctors and teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools
Carolyn Crist

 Medical Student Promotes Wellness at Feinberg Through Research, Advocacy
Anna Williams
Northwestern Medicine News Center

One Medical Student’s Mission to Erase the Stigma of Depression
Kevin Joy
Michigan University Health Lab

These tips on the little things can ease the big stressors
Brendan Murphy
AMA Wire School Tips

An Open Letter to My Little Sister in Medical School
Romila Mushtaq, MD
Huffington Post 

Dr. Quinn Capers, IV discusses his path #BlackMenInMedicine, and the present landscape of medical education
Anwar Dunbar 

How to get through Medical School
Vlog Series by Sanjae Spencer 

How to Survive Medical School Without Becoming a Patient
Anthony Youn, MD 

Humanism Increasingly Important in a Changing Health Care Landscape
Richard Lev, MD
AAMC News 

Tales from the Clinic: From Theory to Practice
The Short Coat Podcast (By Medical Students, For medical Learners of All Kinds)
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

 Time Management Hacks
Brendan Murphy, Staff Writer
AMA Wire Mentors

Mentors in Research: Making All the Difference in Your Academic Career
Drs Nana-Sinkham & Abbate
Division of General Internal Medicine Podcast

**These resources may help individuals improve personal wellness but do not imply SSVMS endorsement or affiliation.