The interface between religion, spirituality, and health is something that spans many disciplines and all levels of education. Students are tomorrow’s professionals, so we offer resources for students who want to learn more about the connection between spirituality and health.

ISH Events and Opportunities

ISH Young Healthcare Professionals Group – A fun group dedicated to socializing and networking with other healthcare professionals. All are welcome, even those who are “young at heart.”
Continuing Education Courses – ISH has teamed up with Allegra Learning Solutions to offer online courses for both health care professionals and members of the public who are interested in learning more about integrative health from a holistic perspective. Explore the array of courses offered and insert the word “spirituality” in the keyword search function.

ISH Student Representatives – We are looking to build a team of volunteer representatives to help promote our events and resources at colleges, medical schools, nursing schools, and on other campuses across the Houston area. If you are interested in volunteering for us, please contact Stuart Nelson ( Volunteers will enjoy free attendance to most of our events.

Online Resources for Students

American Medical Student Association – This organization says: “We believe that student support and wellness are particularly affected by the availability of safe and adequate learning environments; the availability of counseling as well as mental health services; and the accessibility of appropriate academic resources and career planning tools.”  
Spiritual Wellness from UC Riverside
Dimensions of Spiritual Wellness – The spiritual dimension of wellness involves seeking meaning and purpose in human existence. It includes the development of a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and natural forces that exist in the universe. This link will lead you to the © website where you can evaluate your own spiritual wellness. 

Articles for Students

The Role of Spirituality in Healthcare – Christina M. Puchalski, MD, MS
Medical Student Beliefs – Guck TP, Kavan MG.
Oh, The Humanities! – Grace Richards
Spirituality in medical school curricula – Harold Koenig, M.D.