Anxiety and Stress Reduction in Medical Education: An Intervention

Finkelstein C, Brownstein A, Scott C, Lan YL. Anxiety and stress reduction in medical education: an intervention. [Published 20 February 2007] Med Educ. 2007;41(3):258-264. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2929.2007.02685.x

In this controlled study, medical students participating in a Mind-Body Medicine elective had higher initial anxiety before the course than non-participating students. Anxiety in the Mind-Body Medicine participants declined significantly during the course. After the course, anxiety levels in participating students were the same as the control group. Decreased anxiety levels were sustained for 3 months following the conclusion of the course.