The cute, cuddly and adorable therapy dogs, that is!
Jeter, the therapy dog.
Studying is hard work, and learning is stressful! For many years Harvard Medical School has a resident therapy pooch, Cooper, a shih tzu who lent a calm and friendly presence students and staff visiting and working in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine. Sadly, Cooper disappeared from his home last winter, and his absence has created a sense of loss.
From HMS News: "To honor and continue the positive impact Cooper had on the HMS community, the Countway Library is bringing back two new therapy dogs. Starting in October, every Friday there will be a therapy dog in the library from 10 a.m. to approximately 2 p.m.
The addition of therapy dogs to college campuses comes in response to a growing awareness of the positive benefits of student wellness initiatives. Some studies have shown that the pressures associated with medical school have been found to lead to increased levels of stress and anxiety, leading to burnout."
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