Studying Medicine and the Effects on Your Health

Generally, there is an association of higher levels of education with good levels of health, as the better educated will not only have knowledge about the right things to do to stay healthy, but also be more likely to have the money, resources and time to do it.

However, it is not always true. Medical students have to undergo many years of study in a highly competitive environment, and are constantly under a lot of pressure. It is not surprising that there is a negative impact of medical school on a students' health and well-being.

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In addition to the high study workload, medical students are confronted with disease, suffering, and death, and without an adequate level of social support there can be detrimental effects on their general health and mental health.

What can medical students do to improve health?

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