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Medical Student Wellness in Wisconsin: Current Trends and Future Directions. WMJ 2018 Dec;117(5):211-213

Date

01/24/2019

Pubmed ID

30674098

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85060392481   2 Citations

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: The goal of this study is to describe the state of mental health of Wisconsin medical students.

METHODS: Online wellness surveys were distributed to students at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) and Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) during the 2016-2017 school year.

RESULTS: Of UWSMPH respondents, 40.0% and 12.5% reported experiencing depression/other mood changes and suicidal ideation during medical school, respectively. Twelve percent of MCW respondents screened positive for depression using the Patient Health Questionnaire-2, and 7.8% reported experiencing suicidal ideation in the last 2 weeks.

DISCUSSION: Similar to results shown worldwide, Wisconsin medical students experience diminished mental health relative to nonmedical peers. Changes in medical education are needed to improve student mental well-being.

Author List

Van Remortel B, Dolan E, Cipriano D, McBride P

Author

David J. Cipriano PhD Associate Professor in the Psychiatry department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adult
Depression
Female
Humans
Male
Mental Health
Students, Medical
Suicidal Ideation
Surveys and Questionnaires
Wisconsin
Young Adult