Original email from Sumeet Kadian, U CT class of 2023
Hello Princeton Health Professions Advising,
My name is Sumeet Kadian and I am an undergraduate sophomore at the University of Connecticut on the pre-med track studying molecular and cell biology. I am writing on behalf of Medical Minds Matter (https://medicalmindsmatter.org/), a new national non-profit organization focused on transforming the narrative of mental health in medicine through shared stories, advocacy, and community building. Our various initiatives—including anonymous storytelling and podcasts—hope to eventually spark policy change that can help address some of the larger issues we see in the medical field today, including high physician suicide rates, widespread burnout, and licensing ramifications due to mental health issues.
We strongly believe it is time to change the way mental health is viewed in the medical field, and one way we hope to do this is through our chapter system, where students at all levels in the medical pipeline (undergraduate, medical students, and residents) can focus on mental health in the field in their own communities. We have generated an anonymous chapter survey (https://forms.gle/9femJv283mNgt1Ba9) that aims to seek input from aspiring and current medical professionals regarding activities they would like to see from our organization and times they are available. I would greatly appreciate if you could share the survey and our website with your student population via a newsletter or by emailing the links to them; this will be invaluable in helping us determine the most effective programs to have with students. If you know of students in your institution/programs that would benefit from a Medical Minds Matter chapter, please reach out to either me or the national organization at email@example.com.
Lastly, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your time and for helping Medical Minds Matter!
University of Connecticut
Molecular and Cell Biology 2023
Special Program in Medicine