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PUBLICATION: Teaching self-care alongside patient care


Physicians regularly counsel patients on essential healthy lifestyle habits: eat at least five servings of vegetables, get 30 minutes of exercise, and sleep at least eight hours each day. However, this can be easier said than done especially for medical students who are trying to balance their obligations to learning and practicing patient care with self-care. In a survey published by the Southern Medical Journal, two Internal Medicine faculty members and a Carver College of Medicine medical student examined the habits of medical students and the challenges these students face when forming this part of their professional identity.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022