Why Does Well-Being Matter?
We believe supporting the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine community means providing opportunities that address emotional well-being and resilience. By doing so, we create a space where its members can take care of themselves, their families, communities, and patients.
As students, residents, and fellows embark on their journey to become practicing physicians, they are likely to feel a variety of emotions — pride, excitement, and trepidation to name a few. While they are working toward the career they have dreamt about for years and see their presence at the school as a rewarding opportunity, they may also feel overwhelmed from the academic, emotional, and personal challenges. Similarly, the well-being of our faculty and staff also plays a pivotal role in their success in the organization. Multiple studies suggest that when employees feel good, they perform better.
Our program allows our community to learn the tools and skills that will support each of the nine dimensions of well-being. By providing all members of the KSOM community with a variety of well-being focused opportunities, we believe that we can support their overall well-being, thus enhancing their overall quality of life.