in the school community and as it relates to the learning and working environment. Creating a culture of respect and accountability for physician well-being is crucial to physicians’ ability to deliver the safest, best possible care to patients.
Psychological, emotional, and physical well-being are critical in the development of the competent, caring, and resilient physician and require proactive attention to life inside and outside of medicine.
Self-care and responsibility to support other members of the health care team are important components of professionalism; they are also skills that must be modeled, learned, and nurtured in the context of other aspects of training.
The goal is for physicians to retain the joy in medicine while simultaneously integrating their individual lives separate from their educational training.
For learners at all levels, the school offers an integrated four-year wellness and personal development experience with curricular and co-curricular opportunities.
This comprehensive wellness program trains medical students to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors to maintain their own wellness throughout the lifetime of their career.
The IU School of Medicine Department of Mental Health Services (DMHS) offers individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, group counseling and psychiatric services.
The DMHS Crisis Line, 317-278-4357 (HELP), is available 24/7.
Calls are answered by a licensed mental health clinician who can provide assistance and contact the on-call IU School of Medicine DMHS clinician for urgent situations. Anyone can call the crisis line on behalf of a trainee, and calls can be made anonymously.
These services are available on all IU School of Medicine campuses. Each regional campus also has local mental health resources available for trainees. For additional information or to be connected to the local resource in your area, please reach out to DMHS.