Student, Resident, or Faculty Wellness Current/Best Practices Abstract UME - Preclinical

There's an App for That! Improving Mental Health and Wellness in Osteopathic Medical Students

T11 - Technology in the Curriculum
Student, Resident, or Faculty Wellness
Intended Audience Track
Undergraduate Medical Education - Pre-clinical Education Faculty
Presentation Type
Current/Best Practices Abstract
Krisdaniel Berreta, OMS-I, VCOM-CC
Natalie Fadel, PsyD, VCOM-CC
Lindsey McKinney Ridgeway, PhD, MEd, VCOM-CC
Alexis Stoner, PhD, MPH, VCOM-CC

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In this session, we will discuss the development, implementation, and evaluation of an app designed to improve the mental health and wellness of medical students. The primary goal of our app is to reduce shame and stigma surrounding mental health and to increase engagement with available resources. The app also aims to increase resiliency and overall wellness, which could help combat the increased rates of depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among our students. We will discuss how we created content, implemented, optimized and evaluated the performance of this app and its content by quantitatively and qualitatively measuring its effect on our students.