Wellness

The MCOM Office of Student Affairs is committed to encouraging healthy lifestyles that promote and enhance your quality of life as a student here at the Morsani College of Medicine.Since student wellbeing is impacted by a variety of factors, the Office of Student Affairs takes a holistic approach to promote wellness and self-care. As a student physician, it’s important to take care of oneself in order to care for others.

The Office of Student Affairs is dedicated to providing programs and services to support you during your medical school training. Check out some of the services and programs listed below.

For more information about Wellness at the Morsani College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs, contact Amy Phillips, Director of Wellbeing at aphilli6@health.usf.edu.


Wellness Coaching

Wellness Coaching is a way for you to reach your goals and create the life you want. It gives you an opportunity to explore your strengths while focusing on your health and wellbeing.

Reach Your Goals:

  • Stress Management and Burnout Prevention
  • Physical Activity
  • Relationships
  • Sleep
  • Healthy Eating
  • Time Management
  • Self-confidence
  • ...and so much more!

 

To set-up a meeting, visit here.

 

It’s OK Not To Be OK–Resources to Support Mental Wellbeing

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Check out some of these free programs and services for students: Mental Health Resources

HELPS

In addition to USF resources such as USF Counseling and Student Health Services, the HELPS Program is a free and confidential resource for medical students, family members, and significant others. To learn more about HELPS, please visit Wood & Associates

Please check out the latest HELPS quarterly student newsletter: HELPS Newsletter - August 2019

My MD-to-Be

My MD-to-Be to help keep your loved ones informed of what you do in medical school, so they can be more understanding and offer you better support. Over 90% of students using My MD-to-Be say they believe it will help other students. To sign-up for my My MD-to-Be, contact Amy Phillips at aphilli6@health.usf.edu.

Share Your Story: Mental Health in Medicine

How do we begin to break the stigma surrounding mental illness in the culture of medicine? We talk about it. The Share Your Story project will feature personal mental health stories from USF MD students, faculty, alumni and physicians. Now accepting submissions for publication! For more information, or to submit your story, visit here.

Body Composition Assessment Services

Body composition refers to what we are made up of, specifically fat and muscle mass. Due to the health-related implications of having excess body fat, measuring your body composition is better than just measuring your weight. Using bioelectrical impedance, this assessment will measure body fat percentage, skeletal muscle, resting metabolism, visceral fat, and other indicators. Blood pressure testing is also available. To schedule a free Body Composition Assessment with a Certified Health Coach, email Amy Phillips at aphilli6@health.usf.edu.


Student Led Initiatives

Peer Support Network

The Peer Support Network is a group of upperclassmen trained to provide guidance and advice to all USF MCOM students dealing with personal or academic issues. To reach the Peer Support Network, email mcompeers@gmail.com.

Meet the 2019-2020 Peer Support Network members!

Wellness Council

The MCOM Wellness Council promotes nutritional, physical, academic, financial, emotional, social, and spiritual wellness among the students and faculty at USF Health and at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. We believe people who value wellness in themselves will be better advocates of health to their patients. For more information, find us on BullSync!

Mental Health Subcommittee

The Mental Health Subcommittee of the Medical Student Council inform communication and proposals to the MCOM Director of Well Being. Members represent their respective classes and provide insight to the specific stressors and needs of their peers as it relates to mental health and well-being. As a group, the Mental Health Subcommittee helps to generate new ideas on how to promote open conversation and develop mental health resources relevant to and likely to be utilized by their peers here at MCOM. For information, contact Amy Phillips at aphilli6@health.usf.edu.

Without the White Coat USF

Without the White Coat USF is a project that aims to spread the ideas of diversity, wellness, and balance throughout our USF MCOM community. Follow us on Instagram at @withoutthewhitecoatusf.