The College of Medicine offers on-site academic and mental health counseling through the Office of Student Counseling Services. This office has no involvement in the academic evaluation or promotion of students. The office consists of a licensed psychologist, a post doctoral student and a full-time office manager. The psychologist and post doctoral student are available to work with individuals and small groups of students with concerns related to academic improvement and personal issues. Students wishing to enhance their current academic performance as well as those experiencing academic difficulty are eligible to consult with the psychologist. Students experiencing issues of a personal or psychological nature that might be currently interfering with or have the potential to interfere with academic progress are able to consult with the psychologist or post doc for mental health therapy.
All services provided by this office are free of charge to current COM students. Confidentiality of student concerns and records are maintained at all times with the exception of those instances when information must be legally and ethically reported This office also facilitates the Year 1 tutoring program and supervises psychology doctoral practicum students who are providing mental health services in an integrated care setting in local clinics.
The Office of Student Counseling Services
Medical Science Research Building
Phone: (850) 645-8256
Fax: (850) 645-9452