The Student Affairs team is the support team for your personal journey through medical education.
CONFIDENTIAL - CONSENTING - COLLABORATIVE
These words describe the principles our team takes in the direction, support or advice we provide to guide you on the personal side of becoming a medical doctor. We work with our learners and other teaching faculty and administrators to help you develop and maintain the personal skills that will see you through medical school. Your confidentiality and active consent is central to our approach.
We have programs to develop financial strategies, career goals and plans, health and wellness, and the organizational and emotional skills to develop strong performance and resilience. We will help you cope with the stresses of medical training, as you develop your full personal potential, through self-knowledge, peer support, guidance from us and a range of flexible personal skills. We like to get to know both your ordinary and extraordinary experiences at DalMed. Maritime Canada needs passionate physicians and we’re proud to help train you to engage and serve the community.
Group Sessions, Book an Individual Meeting, Special Events and Speakers, Student Initiatives
Common reasons to connect with Student Affairs may include:
o career considerations and decisions
o the impact of physical or mental health problems
o family problems or crises
o interpersonal challenges and conflicts
o personal life events and transitions
o residency application assistance (CARMS)
We help understand the problem; assist with academic processes and systems, direct you to sources of assistance and guide you through rough times.
As your Assistant Dean Student Affairs, I enjoy getting to know you and seeing you from admission through to graduation, headed to a residency that fits your temperament, skills and aspirations.
Come to see us any time, any way, with any question. Our door is open.
Dr. Joanne MacDonald MD FRCPC,
Department of Psychiatry
Assistant Dean Student Affairs
Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University