Improving Medical Student Mental Health: A Multifaceted Approach

Presented by Stuart Slavin, MD, MEd on January 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Dr. Slavin will provide an overview of a multi-faceted initiative at Saint Louis University School of Medicine that is designed to enhance the mental health of pre-clinical medical students. He will describe the various components of the initiative, the mental health outcomes for students, and the resilience and mindfulness curriculum that is taught to the students.

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Presenter Bios

Stuart Slavin, M.D., M.Ed. is Associate Dean for Curriculum and Professor of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

A graduate of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Slavin completed his residency training in pediatrics at UCLA and then served as a faculty member there for 17 years before returning to St. Louis in 2004. In addition to his administrative duties at Saint Louis University, Dr. Slavin teaches actively in the undergraduate medical curriculum and serves as director of the Applied Clinical Skills series of courses. He has led significant efforts to improve the mental health and well-being of medical students at SLU and has recently expanded his work to residents, college students, and high school students.

Dr. Slavin has given workshops and presentations at regional and national medical education meetings as well as at medical schools across the US and internationally. He has received numerous education and teaching awards including the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award in 2013.