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About Wellbeing

LEAD offers wellbeing support to students at WesternU. With this support, students become more knowledgeable and skilled at managing the demands and busy schedules associated with a rigorous graduate health sciences curricula.

To counteract stress and burnout, LEAD offers a broad range of wellbeing resources integrated into academic counseling, tutoring and the LEAD summer program (SPaRC). These resources are part of LEAD’s comprehensive wellbeing initiative that includes four domains. Resources within each of the four domains exist to fit your specific wellbeing needs. A quick overview of each domain can be found below.

College of Pharmacy Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Science Arezoo Campbell, PhD, left, leads a hudlle in the pharmacy lab with MSPS student Jenny Tran, to her right, MSMS student DaVon Marshall, CPP chemistry student Abigail Trujillo and graduate volunteer Alex Kim.


Social connections are essential for success in a health sciences graduate degree program. LEAD supports opportunities for you to develop yourself socially, improve your communication skills, and develop new friends. By strengthening yourself socially, you will develop your interpersonal and communication skills, two of the top competencies identified for residents by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. Join LEAD in developing your social skills while getting connected with other students, faculty, and staff at WesternU.
On December 14, 2022, COMP held a Research Symposium & Poster Fest inside HEC.


Taking greater care of your mind leads to improvement in your physical and emotional wellbeing. With these efforts, you will become more aware of and more effectively manage your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings. LEAD can help you improve your skills in this area.
Western University of Health Sciences’ Board of Trustees created a $6 million endowed scholarship to help remove financial barriers for students from lower socio-economic backgrounds and increase student diversity in graduate health sciences and the health professions workforce.


The ability to know one’s self is needed to make better decisions in obtaining a healthy and fulfilling life. Your focus on one’s self is also needed to care for others. LEAD can help you develop knowledge and skills to better know yourself and care for others.
Walk with a Doc


A healthy body is critical for students to thrive in a rigorous academic graduate program. Behaviors helping students achieve better health are associated with less perceived stress, improved cognitive performance, and increased academic achievement. LEAD offers support for you to achieve a healthy body in areas such as sleep, exercise, and nutrition.