Being a medical student can be as challenging as it is rewarding. Integrating self-care into your daily routine will help you stay well and stress less. Here are some resources to help you continue toward your goals as a physician-innovator.

 

Health Resources

Your health services fees give you access to the McKinley Health Center on Illinois’ campus. Take care of your flu shot, physical, and more at McKinley.

 

Counseling Center
Sometimes stress gets the best of us, and life circumstances can hit unexpectedly. Take advantage of Illinois’ Counseling Center when these needs arise.

 

Whatever your Illinois student insurance needs, you can have your questions answered here.

 

Self Care

Online Relaxation Exercises
Feeling stressed? McKinley’s Relaxation Exercises can be used directly from the computer (you will need audio capability), or they can be downloaded to your MP3 player.

Tuesday @ 7 Workshops
These weekly workshops presented by the Counseling Center Paraprofessionals focus on different topics that students may encounter, such as stress, anxiety, loneliness, long-distance relationships, among others. Check the website for offerings.

Stress Less

Time Management
At times it may seem like you just don’t have enough time to do all that needs to be done. What can you do to manage your time and stress from feeling like you have too much to do? Check out the Wellness Center’s time management tips to help stay productive and stress less.

 

Be Active

Campus Recreation
Campus Recreation provides a welcoming environment with sustainable facilities and programs that inspire the University community to engage in recreation and wellness opportunities.

 

Regenerating Spaces

Museums, Exhibitions & Performance Spaces
Whether you’re looking for a short break or a social event with friends, here are some campus options:

Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is the country’s premier university-based performing arts complex. You can always find a show or experience, or meet friends at the Intermezzo Cafe.

Krannert Art Museum is the second largest general fine arts museum in Illinois. Catch an exhibit or event year-round.

Spurlock Museum is a regional center for cultural and archaeological collections from throughout history and across the globe. Plan a visit to enjoy the diversity of cultures displayed at Spurlock.

Japan House provides a deeper opportunity to gain a deeper sensitivity for diverse cultures. offers. Enjoy a tea ceremony and its beautiful gardens in a tranquil environment.

Allerton Park & Retreat Center offers a relaxing environment, with a variety of events to experience and extensive outdoor space to explore. Enjoy a getaway in nature close to campus.

 

Socialize

Registered Student Organizations
With more than 800 organizations to choose from, you’re sure to find a registered organization that meets your needs and interests. And if not, you can start your own.

Volunteer Programs
Volunteer programs allow you to give back, meet new people, and gain invaluable experience through public engagement.

 

School and Parenting

Resources for Student-Parents
Students who, in addition to engaging in academic pursuits, are committed to providing and caring for children have a unique set of needs and experiences, joys and stressors. The Student-Parents website provides information about campus and community resources to support student-parents in their educational journey.