Tag: mental health

Daniel Kinsey Daniel Kinsey (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Daniel Kinsey is a first year medical student at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. Having lived in Indiana most of his life, Daniel attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), majoring in Medical Humanities & Health Studies and completing honors and pre-medical coursework on the side. Whilst at IUPUI, Daniel investigated the incidence of burnout in medical students, physicians, and other medical providers and explored medicine through an interdisciplinary lens that incorporated anthropology, culture, history, bioethics, sociology, and literature. His research and academic interests focus on the intersection of humanities in clinical practice and the doctor-patient relationship in particular and on the prevention of burnout in medical students and the profession in general. When not studying or complaining about studying, Daniel enjoys lifting weights, playing intramural sports, cooking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.




Tackling Mental Health Care

We, as future health care providers, must recognize that patients affected by mental illnesses will need our support and advocacy. We must also understand that some patients might not have the time or financial stability to seek treatment or therapy. Regardless, we should explore other long-term treatment options and strive to make mental health care easily accessible nationally.

Smile

The entirety of the third year of medical school is an act. If you want to be a good medical student, you are what your team wants you to be. Amenable, pliant, easygoing — even when inside you are a bitter angry little thing who’s tired of being pushed around.

Neha Kumar (18 Posts)

Columnist

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Neha is a third year MD candidate at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. To combat the cold and snow in Cleveland, Neha spends her time napping, exploring art museums, and taking the local brunch world by storm, one sweet confection at a time. When she has saved up enough money, she plans to go on a world tour and visit every single capital of every single country.

Mind Your Mind

A very important but rarely discussed topic is that of mental health in medical practitioners, notably medical students. According to a study in the Student British Medical Journal, 30% of medical students report having a mental health condition—with a majority of 80% stating the level of available support was poor or only moderately adequate. This column was born from these alarming statistics and aims to stimulate conversation on mental health in medical students, from providing suggestions on how to maintain one’s mental health to discussing the taboo and stigma surrounding conversations on mental health in practitioners/students and how to eliminate it.