Medical Student Stress, Adaptation, and Mental Health

  • Carol C. Nadelson
  • Malkah T. Notman
  • David W. Preven


With the growth of interest in the problem of the impaired physician and concerns about the origins and possible preventive approaches, attention has been focused on the mental health of medical students, and more specifically on their psychological vulnerabilities. Medical training shares many characteristics with other graduate and professional programs. There are, however, some specific and unique features: the length, rigidity, and intensity of the training period from the beginning of medical school through residency is unequalled in other professional or graduate programs. Although other educational programs may span the same number of years, they do not involve the same total and inflexible commitment during those years.1,2,3


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol C. Nadelson
    • 1
  • Malkah T. Notman
    • 1
  • David W. Preven
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryTufts University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryAlbert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityBronxUSA

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