Medical Students

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Visit the Office of Medical Student Affairs

OMSA puts our learners in touch with valuable financial wellness information and student safety resources.

Well-Being, Connectivity and Career

Confidential Help

Mental Health Resources

Apps/Online Resources for Personal Resiliency 

  • Breathe2Relax - Stress management tool structured as a mobile app.
  • Calm - Sleep more, stress less, live better.
  • CBT-i Coach - For people who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits (available for iPhones).
  • Coach.me - Free goal-setting app designed to help users create and build good habits.
  • headspace – Guided exercises, videos and more to help you get healthier and happier.
  • InsightTimer – Free app for sleep, anxiety and stress.
  • Mindful USC - Focuses on building a supporting community rather than isolating you.
  • moodgym - Web-based, self-help program designed to help prevent and manage depression and anxiety symptoms.
  • MyLife™ - Slay stress, get more sleep or find calmness with short mindfulness activities tuned to your emotions.
  • Ten Percent Happier - Learn to meditate from the world’s top mindfulness experts.
  • Using Technology to Combat Clinician Burnout [PDF]
  • Virtual Hope Box - Smartphone application primarily to support suicide prevention. Virtual box can contain information about users’ positive experiences, driving forces and those who care about them. Designed to help users cope with distress, overwhelming emotions and a need for inspiration.
  • Check You, Check Two - This initiative helps us keep in mind the value of caring for ourselves and others in the workplace. Learn how to make caring contagious.
  • Community & Connection During COVID-19 - Humans need connection to build vibrant, meaningful lives in times of stress and anxiety. Learn how to stay connected.
  • Covid-19 Resources - Learn what's going on with instruction, about student emergency loans and other helpful information.
  • Lobo Perks - Access discounts at local gyms, yoga classes and more.
  • North Campus Meditation Group – Practicing together with others can help us meditate. Led by Michael Haederle, you can join meditation via Zoom Mondays and Fridays from Noon to 1 p.m.  Everyone is welcome.
  • Parents in Medicine - This UNM School of Medicine networking group connects you with other parents in medicine for sharing experiences and activities. To join the HSC Parents in Medicine e-distribution list, email us at OPW@salud.unm.edu.
  • Resources for Learning About Anti-Racism [PDF]
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Interactive Screening Program

Whatever you're working through, it's easy to get overwhelmed without an idea of where to turn for support. UNM Cares for You is a safe, secure online tool to help.
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Decompression Sessions – Drop-ins

Employee Well-Being & Nursing Excellence offer a variety of self-care activities to help cope with the stress of COVID-19, including breathing sessions, coloring stations, yoga mats, tranquil music, massage, snacks and 1:1 Well-Being Sessions. No appointment needed.

Location: UNMH, Barbara & Bill Richardson Pavillion, Rm. 3000

Weekdays 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Fostering a climate of respect and inclusion

The UNM School of Medicine's Learning Environment Office fosters inclusive learning where teachers, staff and learners thrive - and relationships are mutually respectful and beneficial.