LCME virtual visit: Medical school promotes student well-being through M-Home, Wellness Office
Michigan Medicine places high importance on well-being and creating an environment that supports healthy learning and care. Across the organization, resources are being allocated to directly address well-being for all.
Within the medical school, students have a community of support through the M-Home, where activities and learning opportunities have been implemented to promote well-being inside and outside of the classroom. With vertical and horizontal integration of activities, students have opportunities to engage with other cohorts, allowing time for peer-to-peer learning.
Students also have access to a new resource that focuses on wellness for the entire Michigan Medicine community.
After receiving employee recommendations and understanding current national trends, in 2019 Michigan Medicine established a Wellness Office to bring together many initiatives to support and coordinate wellness initiatives for faculty, staff, and learners. This effort utilizes and builds off of campus resources such as MHealthy, the offices of Counseling and Workplace Resilience, Health Equity and Inclusion, Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development, and Clinical Affairs, as well as Human Resources, to enhance efforts around well-being.
The Office of Medical Student Education has produced a 1-page informational flyer on “Well-being,” and a series of brief videos on this topic, and others, that further explain important aspects of U-M’s medical education program.
The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) — the group responsible for reaccreditation of the medical school’s M.D. degree — had planned to visit in April; however, the site visit was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The LCME is planning a virtual site visit for July 8-10.
To learn more about the LCME self-study and upcoming site visit: https://medicine.umich.edu/medschool/about/lcme-self-study.