Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
MD Education

Emotional Wellness

MD students in small group outside Tarry

Emotional well-being is essential to overall health and quality of life. Positive mental health allows people to realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively, and make meaningful contributions to their communities. The following programs, services, resources, and reading materials can help you cope with the demands of medical school and your personal life, as well as the various challenges that can arise in everyday life. The support these programs provide can help you manage stress effectively, and take positive action to resolve personal issues.



Support Through Difficult Times

During difficult times, talking to someone can be helpful. At Feinberg, we are available for you at any time. We have helped many students navigate serious life stressors and develop positive coping strategies. Please know that if you need to talk to someone, we are always here for you. Please reach out to Sandy Sangunio, MD, MPH, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, or John Franklin, MD, MSc, MA, Associate Dean for Minority and Cultural Affairs, or contact CAPS at 847-491-2151.