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Studies suggest that healthcare-affiliated populations are at an increased risk of experiencing chronic stress and burnout. Mindfulness meditation has become an established method to address and alleviate their effects, though it has not been extensively studied in the medical student population. The primary goals of this study are to assess the feasibility and efficacy of an 8-week, 30 contact hour MBSR course for first and second year medical students, and to assess its impact on their reported levels of stress, burnout, fear of compassion, and mindfulness.
mindfulness, undergraduate medical education
Sabbagh S, Heintschel A, Herndon P, Moussa M, Lerman R. Mindfulness-based stress reduction for pre-clinical medical students: Exploring efficacy and benefit. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.