About COSA Working Group on Medical Student Well-Being
The COSA Working Group on Medical Student Well-being supports the GSA Committee on Student Affairs by providing and soliciting expert input on ways to advance medical student well-being; identifying gaps, opportunities, and collaborations related to student well-being; and socializing student well-being and larger AAMC well-being efforts to the broader GSA community.
COSA Working Group: Scope of Work
The working group identified four priority projects on which to focus its efforts in 2021:
- Creation of a repository of wellness curricula that schools can access and implement
- A scholarly publication of findings from the 2020 report
- Creation of an evaluation tool for schools to use to measure their program's effectiveness
- Making recommendations about how to address systemic causes of diminished student mental health and wellbeing
COVID 19 Resources
- COVID-19 Statement on Student Mental Health (PDF)
- Recommended Approaches for Student Well-being: A Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF)
Student service providers, faculty, staff, and current medical students share personal stories of resilience, resources for maintaining well-being, and programs, practices, and strategies they have found to be effective in building student well-being.
Well-being in academic medicine has emerged as a critical issue facing faculty, researchers, residents, and students.