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Student Support and Wellness

All Pritzker students are supported by a broad network of faculty and staff. The Office of Student Affairs and Programs and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are two of the many entry points for students to access important services and information.

The Office of Student Affairs and Programs offers valuable resources for career development and mentorship, as well as personal and professional well-being. In addition to our formal programs, you will find that informal mentoring relationships develop through regular interactions with faculty, staff, and classmates.

The Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion works to ensure a supportive academic environment for the diverse student population at Pritzker.

Student Life

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Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Recognizing that the full diversity of the American population is not represented by the physician workforce, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is committed to the recruitment and retention of a diverse class of students.

The Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, led by Milda Saunders, MD, MPH, Interim Associate Dean for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, works to ensure a supportive academic environment for our diverse student body.

The Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion oversees the Bowman Society Lecture Series, an NIH-sponsored summer research program for first year medical students, and one NIH-sponsored pipeline program designed to prepare and inspire talented undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.

Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Wellness at Pritzker

Wellness is a journey and not a destination. Medical school can be a challenging part of this journey and it is important for students to develop good habits to prepare for a career in medicine and a full life outside of work.

The goal of Pritzker Wellness is to promote and celebrate a culture of wellness. We aim to help students thrive in medical school and beyond with resources and programming to promote physical, social, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. We will encourage students to reflect and make conscious choices to prioritize their health, happiness and overall wellbeing. 

The Academic Year