What is Medical School Wellbeing

Mission and Vision

Our mission at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is to promote effective behaviors that help students navigate through the inherent stresses of medical school. We are committed to providing diverse offerings in collaboration with the student body that focus on cultivating compassion for oneself and others, building resiliency, and improving the overall quality of student life.

We strive to see our students:

  • Possess the self-awareness to assess the state of their wellbeing
  • Know how to access support and resources when personal and academic challenges arise
  • Recognize that both academic performance and clinical care are impacted by the wellbeing of the learner/practitioner
  • Leave medical school equipped in achieving excellence in healthcare by continuing a lifestyle that takes care of themselves first


AAMC. (n.d.). AAMC statement on commitment to clinician well-being and resilience. https://www.aamc.org/media/23696/download

Keck School of Medicine of USC Office of Well-Being. Keck School of Medicine of USC . (n.d.). https://keck.usc.edu/office-of-well-being/

Learn about resources, tips, and more in the different dimensions of wellbeing. 


Tiffany Wong, MA, Program Coordinator for Wellbeing & Advising

Nichole Ciccarelli, Ed.M., Director of Student Affairs

Dr. Karen Symes, PhD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Biochemistry

Dr. Angela Jackson, MD, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Associate Professor of Medicine