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Candidate Wellness

Great tips for managing your stress and anxiety as a COM student

The Mental Health and Wellness Toolbox

Raising AWAREness of Mental Health Resources

In a previous blog, we spoke to Jeremy Weleff, DO, a psychiatry resident now at Yale University, who launched...

How to Care for Your DO Student - Interview with Matt & Andrea Velazquez

Andrea Velazquez, OMS-III, is currently enrolled at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in...

How to Navigate Failing COMLEX - John Ukadike, DO

On his first attempt at COMLEX Level 1, John Ukadike, DO, failed. He was devastated. “I would be eating...

Taking PRIDE in Better Patient Care through Assessment and LGBTQIA+ Representation

The NBOME believes that examinations designed to protect the public should reflect the makeup of the patient...

A Practical Approach to Addressing Resident Burnout

Jeremy Weleff, DO, is a fourth-year psychiatry resident at the Cleveland Clinic. During his time there, he has...

Discussing Mental Health Resources with Psychiatrist Ryan Smith, DO, PhD, MBA, MSEd

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and for many medical students and residents, their mental health can often...

The Value & Impact of Social Media on Mental Health

There are as many opinions about social media as there are on social media. They range from viewing these virtual...

Live True to Your Body, Mind & Spirit - Interview with Merwan Faraj, ENS, MC, USNR, OMS-II

April 26, 2021
Merwan Faraj, ENS, MC, USNR, is a second year med student at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Carolinas...

Confronting Mental Health Issues and Advocating for Change

August 10, 2020
To just say that mental health and the effects of stress and anxiety have a direct impact on academic success would...

How to Keep Nutrition & Hydration in Your Diet with a Busy Schedule

July 2, 2020
We’ve all been the kind of busy and stressed out that makes us accidentally miss a meal (and in some cases, not...

How to Meditate without Doing Nothing

June 8, 2020
What do you picture when you think of meditation a person standing under a waterfall or someone sitting in full...

Fitting Wellness and Mental Health into Your Study Schedule

May 18, 2020
Katelyn Wray is a second-year medical student at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine on her #RoadtoDOLicensure,...

5 Ways You Can Get Better Sleep

March 13, 2020
Sleep is usually the first to fall to the wayside when your time is limited—even when you do manage to carve out...

3 Ways to Keep Doing What You Love

February 19, 2020
We all strive to make #WorkLifeBalance part of our daily practice, but is it? With four years of undergrad, four...

5 Ways Exercise Can Reduce Stress & Anxiety for Medical Students

January 31, 2020
Exercise may be the last thing you want to add to your plate this winter—why take it on when you’re already...

Managing Stress and Anxiety on the Road to DO Licensure

January 29, 2020
“I love taking tests,” said nobody, ever. And we agree.  We want you to know that we truly understand the...
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