Tools to help physicians & medical students maintain a healthy body, mind & spirit
You've dedicated your life's work to helping patients, but focusing on your own physical and mental well-being is just as important.
Whether you’re a medical student, a retired physician, or somewhere in between, you’ve likely experienced moments when you’ve felt overwhelmed trying to balance the demands of your life and career. Though well accustomed to taking care of patients, physicians and medical students aren’t always good at taking care of themselves. Left unchecked, stress can lead to physician burnout, and in some cases, depression and maybe suicide.
The AOA is committed to helping support the wellness all osteopathic physicians and medical students from the first days of medical school through retirement. The following Wellness Toolkit resources were developed by DOs and osteopathic medical students serving on the AOA’s Bureau of Osteopathic Research & Public Health to help you start on a path toward a healthier mind, body and spirit.
Did you know? AOA members receive a $40 discount off the annual subscription cost of the Calm app, which offers guided meditations, breathing exercises, sleep stories and more to help you alleviate stress and improve sleep. Sign up today for a $29.99 annual subscription (regular cost: $69.99).
Note: As a membership organization, the AOA cannot provide medical advice or practitioner referrals. If you need medical advice, please consult your healthcare provider. Resources on this page are provided for informational purposes only. The list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by the AOA.