Providing Resources and Care for Our Students' Health
In the demanding fields of health care and biomedical research, students must learn to be attentive to their own health and wellness. When students arrive on MUSC’s campus, we provide the resources they need to continue—or begin—a fitness program. Visit the MUSC Wellness Center and see students working hard to stay fit and relieve stress between study stints. Wellness is a way of life at MUSC, and the MUSC Wellness Center is its central home.
If illness occurs or students need assistance adjusting to their new home or a uniquely challenging curriculum, we provide care. For example, Student Health offers comprehensive primary care for students from a dedicated team that has served together for over 20 years. Student Health is much more than a place; it’s an initiative to care for students’ well-being. Each fall, satellite vaccination sites make the seasonal flu vaccine available. And especially now, as concerns over the H1N1 swine flu virus spread, the staff is redoubling efforts to encourage preventive behaviors and plan for vaccinations to control risks. The staff works to prepare students traveling abroad, for fun or on medical missions. Close to home and far away, in clinic and around campus, Student Health works to prevent and treat illnesses.
Today’s students face an array of challenges, and they need the best care possible, for both physical and mental health concerns. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides individual and couples therapy and offers educational workshops to address concerns facing students. For those who wish to screen themselves, CAPS provides self-evaluation and educational tools online.
As with their fitness and their physical health, the skills students learn and develop to improve their own mental well-being can have a positive impact on the care they will soon provide or the research they will conduct for patients.
Health and wellness aren’t just ways to make a living; they are ways of life.
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