Help Samantha as she juggles academic stress as well as work-life balance during 2nd year.
Scenario: Samantha is feeling stressed because of the heavy workload as a 2nd-year medical student and its impact on her life. Her main concerns are:
- She is having an identity crisis because she is performing below average academically because she is used to being among the best.
- She struggles to have a personal life while studying long hours.
- She is anxious about how to explore different specialties and find the right one for her.
Funding: Initial development of this activity was supported by funding from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (Grant #1 R43 AA026474-01).
After completing this activity, participants will understand how medical students can provide peer support to other medical students regarding the challenges of pre-clinical training, including:
- Learn how medical students can apply empathy and listening skills informally with a medical student peer.
- Learn how medical students can offer anticipatory guidance to peers to help them:
- Set realistic academic goals in medical school
- Apply skills to achieve work-life balance while in medical school
- Start to build their medical careers
Technical Requirement: To participate in this activity, you will need a computer, an Internet connection, and a Web browser. This activity requires Chrome, Firefox, and IE7 or higher.
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