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Provision of mental health support for medical students

Authors Kothari V, George N, Hamid O

Received 20 August 2018

Accepted for publication 28 October 2018

Published 14 December 2018 Volume 2018:9 Pages 925—926

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S184571

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Shakila Srikumar

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder


Varun Kothari, Natalie George, Osama Hamid

Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK

Abstract: Studying medicine at university requires hard work and motivation. The medical school curriculum is vast, and as well as being academically rigorous, also holds emotional challenges. This can predispose students to mental health issues, which include depression and suicidal thinking. Since these are significant issues, we feel it is important to highlight the reasons behind them, and the options available to students to deal with them.

Keywords: mental, health, medical, student, support, well-being

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