Medical students face the same health challenges as every individual — including mental health challenges. In addition, students encounter stressors that can cause them to experience depression, anxiety and burnout. The Office of Student Affairs at Dell Medical School provides the following resources to promote the mental health of students.
In addition, the Student Wellness Committee, appointed by the Medical Student Senate, works to promote health within the student body through events, training and activities.
Mental Health Promotion
- UT Rec Sports: Exercise has proven mental health benefits. Participate in an activity you enjoy — and take a classmate with you.
- Campus Resources:
- Thrive at UT – A free iPhone app to enhance student well-being
- MindBody Labs – Self-paced experiences to improve emotional and physical health; no appointment is necessary
- Online Anonymous Self-Assessment – A tool that screens for 13 of the most common mental health conditions that students face
- Stress Recess – Self-paced, anonymous, online stress management and reduction programs
Mental Health Care
- Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC): All counseling through the CMHC is confidential. Medical students meet with care providers who play no role in the assessment or evaluation of medical students.
- If you are in crisis, call 512-471-2255.
- For counseling from the CARES program (featuring a counselor dedicated to medical students with offices in the School of Nursing), call 512-471-3515.