Principles of Wellness

At Perelman, wellness is defined as a dynamic and ongoing process involving self-awareness and healthy choices resulting in a successful, balanced lifestyle.

The goals of our wellness program are to:

  • Enable a medical school experience of growth and professional maturation
  • Promote medical student wellness as a means of supporting and sustaining an inclusive medical school community
  • Foster self-care as a critical element of physician professionalism

Wellness Initiatives

The five components of our wellness programming are below.

Emotional & Spiritual

Understand and cope with feelings, growth in sense of meaning in life


Expanding one’s knowledge, skills and creativity

Academic & Career

Managing stress of academic performance & career decisions


Creating positive relationships with others


Habits of eating, rest & exercise to sustain health