Undergraduate Medical Education
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
The Office for Undergraduate Medical Education’s (UME) Student Affairs team is committed to medical student well-being during training and beyond. UME Wellness offers programming that fosters a positive learning environment inside and outside the academic setting. Our goal is to encourage self-care, resilience, and multi-faceted health by providing tools to address all dimensions of wellness.
Review this list of 2020-2021 Wellness Resources and find one that’s right for you.
Elements is an online, self-paced series of videos that are meant to promote medical student wellness. Through holistic health, students can create self-care strategies designed to promote academic, personal, and professional success. The program empowers students to embrace a healthy lifestyle in mind, body, and spirit.
Family Elements is a program that engages medical student families in the medical school experience. Parents, spouses, and children of prospective/current medical students are encouraged to visit the Family Elements page for tips on how to best support the student in their lives. You can also sign up for a monthly Family Elements newsletter offering resources for families and information on upcoming highlights of the medical school experience. UME wellness engages with families at welcome weekend and orientation. *Student approval is required to receive communication from the Long School of Medicine.
Headspace by UT Health San Antonio
UME Student Affairs offers Annual Headspace memberships at several points throughout the year. Headspace is a mobile application that guides users through the essentials of meditation and mindfulness by offering a library of guided meditations, animations, articles, and videos. Research conducted by Headspace found that mindfulness increases compassion, resilience, focus, and promotes healthy decision-making and sleep. Additionally, mindfulness shows a decrease in stress and burnout, anxiety, depression, irritability, and aggression.
Through a partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, this educational and interactive cooking program is meant to promote a healthy mind and lifestyle. Students are introduced to nutrition education, kitchen safety, budget- and time-friendly meals. In addition, students enhance their social wellness by participating in this cooking program with other medical students in all stages of training. Participants enjoy the meals they create together with their peers at the end of the event. This program will resume in the Spring of 2021 on a virtual platform
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00pm
Dolph Briscoe, Jr. Library, 5th floor
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Drop-in Advising Hour
Normal campus operations – Every Wednesday from 1-2 pm in Howe Conference Room (Library)
During COVID closures – Every Wednesday from 1-2 pm on Drop-in Advising Microsoft Teams