Curricular Initiatives

OMSW promotes wellness in the Pre-Clerkship Curriculum and Clerkship Curriculum via several methods. 

Pre-Clerkship Curriculum

OMSW participates in New Student Orientation by leading a session entitled Promoting Personal Wellness and staffing several wellness-related tables at the Resource Fair. We also encourage students to register for wellness elective courses, and we provide additional curricular resources and support for sensitive topics identified in the pre-clerkship curriculum.  


Clerkship Curriculum

OMSW hosts the annual Transition to Clerkship Retreat at Fogarty Winery in Woodside, CA. The purpose of this annual retreat for students transitioning from the pre-clerkship to clerkship curriculum is to celebrate the completion of their classroom education and learn about life in clerkships. In 2014, the keynote speaker was Dr. Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford, who encouraged students to adopt a growth mindset as they enter clerkships. Students appreciated the opportunity to interact with faculty from their first clerkship. OMSW is also co-facilitating Reflection Rounds for clerkship students to facilitate reflection on their interactions with patients. 


Wellness Electives

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