Occupational/professional wellness is using your gifts to discover who you are called to be and what you are called to do. While in medical school, that means exploring the type of physician you aspire to be - be it specialty or the values and commitments that shape you. It’s your ability to create personal growth, fulfillment, and satisfaction in your work. It focuses on continued learning, improving individual skills, and seeking challenges that contribute to professional advancement. Occupational wellness is using your talents, expertise, and values in paid and volunteer activities to create meaning and purpose in your work, while contributing to the betterment of society. It is important to recognize that overall occupational wellness is directly correlated to a positive work-life balance. Your work ambitions, choice of profession, job satisfaction, and personal performance will ultimately determine overall occupational wellness.
School of Medicine Occupational Wellness Resources:
Professional Identity Formation Program
Through a series of reflective prompts and facilitated small-group & one-on-one meetings, medical student's engage with their Academic Family & Professional Identity Formation (PIF) Coach around topics and questions in leadership, mindfulness/wellness, and lifelong learning related to the unique learning experiences, tensions, and development as a physician.
Pre-Clinical & Clinical Advisors
Pre-Clinical and Clinical Advisors assist students as they prepare for and aim to match in their career and intended specialty. Advisors, matched with every medical student in their Foundational and Clinical years (respectively), can help connect you to career resources - including Careers in Medicine - in addition to any other resources that might help with one's occupational wellness.
Every Georgetown medical student is matched to one of five Learning Societies when they begin medical school, a platform that serves to facilitate a mentor-rich environment and crowd-sourced learning around mindfullness, resiliency, professional authenticity, and leadership.
School of Medicine Alumni
Georgetown University School of Medicine alumni play a great role in the school’s past, present and future - and that means remaining involved by connecting with current students, young alumni and each other.
Office of Student Affairs
The Office of Student Affairs at the School of Medicine can assist with connecting you to the appropriate resources, in addition to supporting the unique emotional/mental wellness needs related to your medical education (i.e. medical leave of absence).
Office of Medical Education
The Office of Medical Education at the School of Medicine can assist with connecting you to the appropriate learning resources and faculty, in parallel to your Course and Module Directors. OME also coordinates additional learning opportunities, such as longitudinal tracks, deep dives, and exam reviews.
Office of Student Research
The Office of Student Research at the School of Medicine oversees the school's Independent Scholary Project (ISP) requirement, and can connect students to varying research opportunities offered within the school and beyond.
Office of International Programs
The Office of International Program at the School of Medicine enables Georgetown medical students to live the Jesuit ideals of academic excellence and service to others. This is accomplished through the establishment and maintenance of international elective programs aimed at providing students with the opportunity to serve underdeveloped communities around the globe.