Learner Well Being

Proactive, Confidential and Personalized

We understand that medical school is extremely demanding and appreciate how quickly your education can go off track when a personal crisis erupts. This could be to do with your own physical or mental health or any issue affecting your ability to focus on your studies. 

Student Affairs is here to support your efforts to stay physically healthy and mentally well, and to help develop coping skills to see you through your most challenging days.

We urge you to contact us at the first signs of a potentially serious issue in your life. The sooner you involve us, the sooner we can provide you with information, advice, and access to appropriate resources. We can also advocate for you regarding any accommodations the medical school may need to make for you—if you need a leave of absence, for example. Addressing problems early on allows us to minimize the impact on you and your ability to successfully complete your medical education.

Student Affairs is a safe and non-judgmental space to discuss your personal concerns and problems. All discussions are kept strictly confidential and will not be shared without your expressed consent and only then if sharing will allow us to improve the level of assistance you receive.

Here are some things we can help you with:

·         stress and anxiety

·         substance use, self-defeating behaviours

·         personal or family crises

·         illness (short and long term)

·         leaves of absence or time off

·         scheduling adjustments

 

Contact us or drop in to the Student Affairs Office to talk about your health and wellness or personal challenges.