The medical school has services in place to support your physical, spiritual and emotional well-being, as well as many programs to help you academically and socially. Our goal is to ease your journey through medical school so your experience will be as comfortable and fulfilling as possible. If we can’t help you ourselves, we will refer you to the individual or office that can.
You may consult with Mental Health & Counseling about problems related to mood, coping, relationships, stress, anxiety, etc. You may go directly to Yale Health or call to make an appointment.
Mental Health & Counseling Services (203) 432-0290
Urgent Care (203) 432-0123 open 24 hours a day
Student Health Department (203) 432-0312
Substance Abuse Counselor, Maury Steigman (203) 432-7366
Dean Nancy Angoff (203) 737-2169 or cell phone (203) 606-1707, is available at any time to speak with you regarding any problems whether they are of a personal, academic or career nature. Dr. Angoff does not serve as a personal counselor to you but will work closely with you to make sure that you are directed to and receive the help that you need.
The Peer Advocates program was created to provide students with non-threatening peer listeners who are available at any time of day or night, to confidentially discuss strategies, reality-test, brainstorm solutions when encountered with challenging personal, academic, or professional situations and point students in the direction of appropriate resources.
The Peer Advocate program was created in 2000 by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and several medical students. The primary goal of the program was to provide students with accessible and non-threatening trained peer listeners who could also facilitate access to support services such as medical care, counseling, and resources to aid victims of sexual harassment and assault.
Meet Your Peer Advocates
We are medical students chosen by our classmates during the first year of medical school for being approachable, trustworthy, mature, thoughtful and discerning - qualities that hopefully allow us to be good listeners and trusted confidants. The nomination process does not permit campaigning. We serve our fellow students for the duration of medical school.
Wardah Athar, YSM V
Corey Horien, YSM V (MD/PhD)
Eduardo Fleischer, YSM IV
Kristina Klara, YSM IV
Kristina Brown, YSM III
Ryan Handoko, YSM III
Laura van Dyck, YSM III
Chris Chow, YSM II
June Criscione, YSM II
Kelechi Umoga, YSM II
SHARE, the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education Center, is a primary Yale resource. The SHARE Center is located on the Lower Level of Yale Health and students can walk in 9-5:00 weekdays. They can also call SHARE to schedule a daytime appointment. Trained counselors are also available after hours, holidays and weekends via their direct hotline, to speak with students, their supporters, or other community members with questions or concerns. These conversations are kept completely confidential; callers do not even need to give their names. Along with providing support, SHARE Counselors have crucial information about medical, legal, and disciplinary options, and help callers make their own decisions about how to proceed. For Yale students who do choose to take legal or disciplinary action, SHARE Counselors can facilitate those processes and serve as advocates. SHARE works closely with the Yale Police Department as well as the various disciplinary boards SHARE: Information, Advocacy, and Support. 24-hour confidential/anonymous hotline (203) 432-2000
The Office of Student Affairs at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) works closely with Yale's Resource Office on Disabilities (ROD) to support students with a wide range of disabilities, of differing severity levels.
http://gsa.yale.edu/resources/ask-lawyer. Services and resources for graduate students with legal needs. Two options are available:
1) Ask-A-Lawyer Sessions - Each month during the academic year meet with volunteer lawyers from the New Haven Bar Association for a one-on-one consultation. Please check the GSA website for updates on the upcoming dates.
2) Free Referral Service - A list of lawyers who have agreed to offer a free consultation to students is available. Please email GSAS Assistant Dean Richard Sleight for access to the list.