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At Counseling & Wellness Services, we believe that your physical, mental, and emotional health are all tied together. Depending on the challenges we are facing, it is easy to "hyper-focus" on the challenge while the other facets of our health unintentionally fall by the wayside. We also know medical education brings a host of demands on your energy and your time, making "health and well-being" yet another list item. Instead, our hope is to make your health and well-being the vehicle from which you succeed in your program. This section provides an array of resources to help integrate wellness into your daily life.

Start with the basics

Who is your personal physician and when was the last time you saw him or her?

  • Having a personal physician can provide you support by a person who uniquely understands the pressures of your schooling
  • Don't become a "cyber-chondriac!" Avoid the rabbit hole of self-diagnosis and self-treatment.
  • Are you due for any routine labs or exams?

Planning a pregnancy

Preconception Planning - CDC
Zika and Pregnancy - CDC
Pregnant in Medical School - NY Times
The hospital becomes a different place - Stanford Medicine


    Depression & Anxiety
    Exercise & Fitness
    Stress & Burnout

    Quick Reference

    Dr. Paige Bentley, LPC


    Ryan MacLeod, LMFT
    Senior Mental Health Counselor


    Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Waiting Room: First Floor, Room 1213
    Bowman Gray Center for Medical Education
    475 Vine Street, Building 60N
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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    Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.

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