Wellness Resources


Learn Everything AMSA offers for your Wellness

As medical students and future physicians, our duty is to take care of ourselves as well as we do for our patients. Learn about the programs and benefits AMSA has for you. Take a look at the resources below, or download this guide as a PDF.

Click here to get involved with the Wellness & Student Life Committee!

Member Benefits

Counseling

Better Help

As an AMSA member, you have 28 days of unlimited professional online counseling. Pricing after 28 days ranges from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly)

Visit the BetterHelp dedicated AMSA page

As a BetterHelp affiliate, we may receive compensation from BetterHelp if you purchase products or services through the links provided on this page.

Sexual Health

Adam & Eve

AMSA members get 50% off a single item plus free shipping with code: AMSA50.

Visit adameve.com to take advantage of these savings.

 

Do No Harm Film 

Do No Harm brings to light the critical issue of physician and trainee burnout and suicide. We encourage AMSA members to support, watch, and talk about this film. See the discount here.

 

Insurance

AMSA Health Insurance Marketplace 

This insurance marketplace has been designed to provide multi-level health benefits solutions for members and their families. These include health insurance, dental/vision insurances, long term disability, and pet insurance. You can visit the Insurance Marketplace here.

 

Medical Malpractice Insurance

In partnership with AMSA, the Academic Group offers all AMSA members a preferred rate of 10% off standard policy pricing.

Click here to learn more and to apply and pay online.

Programs

Integrative Medicine Scholars Program

You will learn about integrative medicine from experts and will be encouraged to facilitate personal use of self-care techniques based on what you are learning in this program.


Humanistic Elective in Activism, Reflective Transformation, and Integrative Medicine (HEART-IM)

This program provides up to twenty-five (25) fourth-year medical students with a unique and rewarding way to conclude their medical school careers and prepare for their future work as healer-physicians.

For more information click here


Self-Awareness Assessment

Discuss your own personality, strengths, and challenges in an objective way. The cost of the AMSA Self-Awareness Assessment is $45; registration includes the online assessment, a personalized report, and online video debrief for results interpretation. Register for the assessment here

Resources for your Wellness

Some traditional practices have been found to provide multiple benefits to our wellbeing and overall health. Learn how to apply them to your daily life in this list of resources we’ve collected for you.

Yoga

Practicing Yoga can help reduce pain, anxiety and depression. Evidence reveals it can also positively impact brain health. Add this practice to your everyday life however you can make the time.

Breaks

Use them as breaks from studying, working, or stressful situations. In 15 minutes or less. 


Seated 

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

with Jurian Hughes

Stretch and Twist 

Neck and Shoulders Release

Breathing and Relaxation

 

Seated with Standing

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

with Jurian Hughes and Danny Arguetti

Stand and get Invigorated

Yoga Taps

 

Yoga Mat Recommended

 

Hilaria Thomas

Glutes 

Thighs 

Hamstrings

Arms

 

Angela Wilson 

15-Minute Yoga

 

Sun Salutation 

Sun Salutation with Janna Delgado 

Sun Salutation for Home Practice

Classes

Classes

At least 30 minutes to 1 hour. 

 

Gentle

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

Gentle Class with Megha Nancy Buttenheim

 

Moderate

30 minute Yoga with Angela Wilson 

 

Challenges 

Yoga with Adriene

30 Days of Yoga 

Home a 30 Day Yoga Journey

Breathing Practice

Breathing techniques have shown to reduce symptoms of stress, insomnia and increase alertness. Learn how to take a breath by reviewing these resources.

Videos

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

with Larissa Hall Carlson

Nadi Shodhana: Purifying Breath 

Dirgha Pranayama: Three-Part Breath 

Yogic Time-Out: Counting Breath

PDF

University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine, Dept of Family Medicine

Belly Breathing

Meditation

The art of meditation has proven to reduce anxiety, improve sleep, increase focus and self acceptance. Give it a try and you won’t regret it.

PDF

Guided meditations

Amaravati Family Events

Guided meditations

 

Self compassion

Center for Mindfulness Studies 

Self Compassion and Mindfulness

 

Mindfulness

University of Wisconsin 

School of Medicine and Public Health

Mindfulness Program

Six-point Body Scan

Apps

Insight Timer

Over 45,000 free meditations are available. You have the option to participate in paid courses as well. 

Download for IOS and Android. 

For more information click here

Physician Support Line

Medical school can be a particularly challenging time.  Physician Support Line offers free and confidential peer support to American physicians and medical students by creating a safe space to discuss immediate life stressors with volunteer psychiatrist colleagues who are uniquely trained in mental wellness and also have similar shared experiences of the profession.   

For U.S. based Medical Students and Physicians. 

(888) 409-0141

https://www.physiciansupportline.com/