Although medical-themed coffee mugs and syringe-shaped pens are popular options and certainly funny, these do not provide the utility that most medical students are looking for. This article is a list of useful gift ideas that you could provide for your friends and family to make the answer to that question a bit easier for everyone.
Many studies have shown that med students have higher rates of depression than their age-matched peers. Residents are also at an increased risk, and rates of depression have been found to increase over the years of residency training.
Low or mild levels of stress can help us to remain competitive, improve performance, and do things like meet deadlines or study with purpose. Once stress becomes chronic and reaches unmanageable and unhelpful levels, it begins to be detrimental to both physical and mental health.