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Well-being in the Curriculum

Below are examples of how well-being is woven throughout the curriculum.

People and Processes that Span the Curricular Experience:

  • Academic advisors
  • Peer tutors
  • Medical Student Council and Committee for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice meetings with the Dean
  • Student leadership on all medical school committees
  • Curriculum thread on Equity and Social Justice
  • Strong processes to address mistreatment and harassment
  • Opportunities to engage in activities offered in other schools at Yale



  • Precedes that unite the class four times a year
  • Reflective writing at the end of each 12 week block (four times a year)
  • Transition session on staying well in the clerkships
  • Flex time to attend to personal needs
  • “Time to Talk about It” session on mental health
  • Power Day, Power Hour, and Empower Hour

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