Peers Supporting Peers
Need someone to talk to? We're here.
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.
What we offer
Medical school can be a stressful and emotionally charged time. We are a group of students who can identify with many of the stresses that students face, and we are dedicated to improving the wellbeing of fellow students and the medical school community as a whole. PSP strives to forge bonds between students in an effort to build a supportive, connected community.
Our efforts towards this goal have included:
- Our members are available for one-on-one meetings. If you need a peer to talk to, someone to listen, are concerned about yourself or a classmate, have academic concerns, or need a referral to an appropriate health professional, PSP is there for you.
- Cooking classes at the Good Acre
- Coffee with PSP, a program that pairs MS1s and MS2s, connecting them through conversation and coffee.
- Reflecting Pool Events, which facilitate an intentional space for students to discuss school, life, and wellbeing – exploring their shared and unique experiences in medical school.
- Tea Time, a weekly, peer-facilitated conversation to process the highs and lows of life as a medical student. Hot water and tea provided.
- hUMaNs of Minnesota Med, a photo project published on Facebook to feature students, faculty, and staff at the medical school.