Peers Supporting Peers (PSP) is an organization of University of Minnesota medical students who provide confidential, non-judgmental support to fellow students looking for assistance in coping with school and non-school-related questions and stressors.
The Medical School Wellbeing Committee aims to support and promote the wellbeing of medical students by providing resources, building relationships and cultivating an environment to foster the health of the whole person.
The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Peer Mentorship Program aims to foster belonging, empowerment, and connection throughout all four years of medical school. As we find mentorship to be an essential support when transitioning into medical school, all MS1s are assigned a second-year mentor to serve as a guide and resource throughout their medical training.
Your Medical Student Council has provided a list of UMN Medical School Specialty Interest Groups (SIGs) via their website.
Your Medical Student Council has provided a list of UMN Medical School Student Groups via their website.
BeWELL is a well-being resource for the health sciences student community. Wellbeing in interprofessional health students may call for a greater need to emphasize stress reduction, self-care, and resilience-building in order to find balance. Finding community with peers in your program, as well as with students across other health professional programs, may enhance your ability to thrive—both as a student and in your future career as a health professional.
The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians. UMN SNMA is supported by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The purpose of LMSA UMN-TC is to promote the interests of and support students who identify themselves as underrepresented minority students of the University of Minnesota Medical School through social, cultural, educational, and other activities.
APAMSA’s mission is to address issues in medicine and public health important to Asian Pacific American heritage medical students. They combine advocacy, public awareness, community service, community building, and professional development activities to achieve this mission. APAMSA also holds fun cultural events and casual hangouts to get to know each other better and foster community.
The mission of PRIDE in Healthcare at U of MN Twin Cities is to provide support to LGBTQ students and the community in the following areas: education, service, advocacy, collaboration, mentorship, and support.
WC4BL is a student-run organization that aims to eliminate racial bias in the practice of medicine and recognize racism as a threat to the health and wellbeing of people of color. They work to raise awareness of racism as a public health issue and end racial discrimination in healthcare. WC4BL is also committed to preparing furture physicians to be advocates for racial justice.
The mission of the center is to recruit, support, develop, retain, and graduate a diverse community of learners. The center works to create a welcoming environment for all learners and others who wish to use the services. The center supports and engages with student organizations such as, Student National Medical Association (SNMA), White Coats 4 Black Lives (WC4BL), Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA), Promoting Recognition of Identity, Dignity, and Equality (PRIDE) in Healthcare, and Minority Associations of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS).
The University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing enriches health and wellbeing by providing exemplary education, conducting rigorous research, advancing integrative models of care, and delivering innovative solutions to organizations and communities.
Join the Earl. E Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing for an informal hour of gentle movement and guided meditation. Their experienced instructors will guide you through a series of mindful movements and meditations that will leave you feeling rejuvenated. No prior experience or special clothing is necessary. Mindful Mondays rotate through various modalities of gentle, mindful movement. They are free drop-in sessions from noon to 1 p.m. central on Monday afternoons. Held live, online via Zoom.
Since 2012, the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing has hosted wellbeing thought-leaders to inspire and educate the community, organizations, and life-long learners through the Wellbeing Lecture Series. Past speakers like Brene Brown, Atul Gawande, Dessa, Celeste Headlee, Rhonda Magee, and Jon Kabat-Zinn have explored a range of topics including purpose, vulnerability, food and wellbeing, gratitude, technology, and mindfulness, among others.
Well-being suggestions from fellow classmates about the activities they use for self-care. All medical school students are encouraged to add their own wellness tips!
A student-generated list of options and suggestions for managing stress. Includes suggestions for physical activities, making connections, plans, and cognitions. All students are encouraged to add their own suggestions!
Paws For Learning provides K9-assisted academic support teams and K9-assisted care teams in schools, colleges and also in communities in the wake of tragic loss.
At Boynton Health, we believe the arts can inspire confidence, nurture resilience and unlock opportunities. Our clinic is filled with art. Bringing art into our building is one way we try to enhance a healing environment. Since 2007, we have acquired more than 150 works of art. All artists represented in our clinic have a connection to the University of Minnesota.
Boynton Health's PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, cats, chickens, and other therapy animals as available. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community.