Stress and depression among veterinary medical students
Killinger, Stacy L.
Howard, Kimberly A.S.
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Citation (published version)Stacy L Killinger, Sean Flanagan, Eleanor Castine, Kimberly AS Howard. 2017. "Stress and Depression among Veterinary Medical Students." JJournal Of Veterinary Medical Education, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp. 3 - 8 (6). https://doi.org/10.3138/jvme.0116-018R1
While existing literature suggests that professional students (e.g., medical, dental, law, nursing, etc.) experience high levels of stress and depression, the experiences of veterinary medical students have been less well examined. The purpose of this study was to explore the levels of stress and depression among veterinary medical students and to examine the relationship between these variables. Study participants were 1,245 veterinary medical students from North America. The findings provide support for the assertion that veterinary medical students experience high levels of stress and depression. Results also indicated that there is a correlation between stress and depression for veterinary medical students and that female students experience higher levels of stress and depression than their male counterparts.