Cross sectional analysis of depression and stress in medical students

Jones, Tyler, Rupert, Deborah (November 2018) Cross sectional analysis of depression and stress in medical students. PsyArXiv. (Unpublished)

DOI: 10.31234/


Medical student wellbeing is a topic of growing concern. Medical students experience high levels of stress and burnout and are at increased risk for depression and suicidal ideation compared to the general population. Even more concerning, medical students are disproportionately less likely to seek help for their mental health issues. Identifying and preventing these problems early can have lasting positive consequences over the course of a physician’s lifetime. We implemented a wellness program at our medical school in the spring of 2016 with the goals of decreasing burnout and depression, heightening awareness of mental health issues, and encouraging help-seeking behaviors. To analyze the impact of our program, we have implemented a quality assurance survey. Here we report lifestyle factors associated with positive screens for depression from that data and propose institutional initiatives that can be spearheaded by medical students for medical students to impact positive change.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: Publication Type > perspective
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Communities: CSHL labs > Shea lab
SWORD Depositor: CSHL Elements
Depositing User: CSHL Elements
Date: 13 November 2018
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2022 14:50
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2022 14:50

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