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Podcast: Wellness in Graduate School

Penn Bioengineering PhD students Meagan Ita and Michael Magaraci join Sally and Kayla from Double Shelix to discuss wellness in graduate school. Going in, graduate students expect they’ll have to work hard, but most students are unprepared for the mental anguish that grad school can induce – especially when experiments aren’t going well, or when we compare to themselves to others’ successes. Meagan and Mike discuss the importance of actively taking charge of your own wellness, and what departments can do to support student wellness. Things also get real with discussions of the value therapy and/or medicine to address depression or anxiety, and we sound off on the harm caused by toxic mentor/mentee relationships. If you’ve struggled with being well, want to stay well, or want to support others on their journey to wellness, check this out!Resources: Professor Arjun Raj’s blog – truly, a font of knowledge UC Berkeley graduate student wellbeing survey results​ Fixyourrun.com and Philly Surge Running Meagan’s Lab, the Spine Pain Research Lab Mike’s Lab, the Chow Lab 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey Headspace – a meditation app The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck  by Mark Manson Follow Double Shelix on Twitter @doubleshelixpod Feedback? They love it! – doubleshelixpodcast@gmail.com The post Podcast: Wellness in Graduate School appeared first on Penn Bioengineering Blog.


6 Mar 2018

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