Healthy Eating

  • Wellness Committee;s Blog for Healthy Recipes: www.spinachandbananas.blogspot.com
  • IUSM Wellness Committee Contacts:

Wellness Information

I want to challenge you to reflect on how you’re doing personally. Check in with your thoughts, feelings and body. Don’t be afraid to ask a classmate how they are truly doing. Some students have asked me if seeking out counseling and mental health resources will impact your grades or ability to get a license. These services provide confidentiality and school personnel are restricted from reviewing or using such information in their assessment of students. Additionally, seeking help should not impact one’s ability to get a license unless you pose a threat to yourself or others.

The purpose of this message is to remind you about the support resources within the community and some tips to help you through medical school.


  • Talk about your mental health.
  • Seek support and build a success team.
  • Chat with your lead advisor and use them as an accountability partner.
  • Keep something for yourself through this process.
  • Realize medical school is supposed to be hard and find ways to embrace stress in health ways.


  • Listen to study material between class/rotations and on the way to school.
  • Involve your family and loved one’s in your study process and journey.
  • Consider investing in services to ease your life such as Blue Apron, Instacart, and housecleaning services (iu.care.com- IU HR offers a free subscription).
  • Surround yourself with positive people and reminders of things you love.
  • Take 30 minutes before bed to decompress from the day.
  • Eat, Sleep, Meditate, and don’t forget to laugh out loud (research supports these aforementioned items as instant stress busters).
  • Use the Medically Speaking board to express yourself (and check out the resources we posted).


  • Pair two things at the same time (e.g. exercising and catching up with significant other).
  • Reduce maintenance- crockpot meals.
  • Stick to a schedule and don’t cram.
  • Protect your time blocks (e.g. study time should mean no distractions).


Please know that we have an open door policy in MSE. Feel free to stop by and chat anytime.