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Mental Health of Medical Students in Light of COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Ramneek Hoonjan Ramneek Hoonjan is a medical student in the Trinity School of Medicine, and served as the previous chair of the AMSA WSL Committee This post is a series of mental health pieces from the AMSA WSL Committee. It is no surprise that medical students have high rates of burnout, depression and suicidal...

The Labyrinth of Isolation: The Compounding Impact of the Pandemic on African American/ Black Mental Health

By: Josephine Akingbulu, BA, MPH, Jamar Stevenson, BA, Kaosoluchi Enendu, BS This post is one of a series of mental health pieces from the AMSA WSL Committee. Approximately 42 million people in the United States of America identify as Black. That is about 13.2% of the total population which is comprised of African American, as...

The Hidden Psychological Costs of Medical School

Physician well-being is an important, yet underappreciated topic.    During a recent AMSA Activism Update, medical student Thomas Pak moderated a discussion between Dr. Mona Masood, founder of the Physician Support Line, and Dr. Srijan Sen, associate professor and medical researcher at the University of Michigan, as they talked about the unique issues faced by...

The Link Between Climate Change and Mental Health

Written by the AMSA Environmental Health Action Committee This post is a series of mental health pieces from the AMSA WSL Committee Extreme weather events, such as heat waves, hurricanes and floods, are becoming increasingly more common as Earth’s climate continues to change.  Weather events and natural disasters can affect health by exacerbating symptoms of...