Personal Counseling – Services Provided

 Academic Difficulties

  • Test or performance anxiety
  • Conflict with instructor or clinical supervisor
  • Organizing and learning course objectives
  • Time management

Career issues

  • Clarifying career goals and interests
  • Confronting doubts about career choice
  • Identifying a specialty interest

Medication Consultation

  • Evaluation and medication treatment
  • Medication management

Personal Problems

  • Increasing self confidence and coping with self doubt
  • Managing stress effectively
  • Coping with feelings of depression and/or anxiety
  • Developing self assertion
  • Overcoming self-defeating behavior
  • Relationship issues

Substance abuse

  • Evaluation
  • Referral
  • Consultation
  • Education

Format of services

Individual counseling, couples counseling, medication consultation, workshops that focus on study skills, time management, stress management, or other topics may be arranged for a group by contacting the office.

Advanced trainees do not provide treatment or evaluation for students from the same training pathway.  Psychological evaluation and/or treatment will not be provided by personnel with a role in an individual student’s evaluation and progression in an academic curriculum.

Policy on providers of care to medical students

Message for Medical Students

Commencing Academic Year 2015-16, all mental health services for students in the School of Medicine (SOM) will be exclusively administered through the Student Counseling Center (SCC).  The SCC is resourced to serve the specific and unique needs of the medical student population and ensure privacy and confidentiality.  All providers in the SCC are divorced from any role in student academic performance evaluations/assessments.

The SCC provides psychiatric and psychological mental health services under the direction of Mia Veve, Ph.D., Director of the Student Counseling Center, and SOM psychiatrist, Julie Bailey, MD.  Dr. Bailey maintains regular SCC office hours and she (or alternate physician designee) is accessible through the SCC for emergency situations.  For after-hours crisis intervention students are to use the ProtoCall Answering Service that can be accessed by calling 210-567-2648.

All services with the SCC are provided free of charge to all SOM students.

For SCC appointments for therapy or psychiatric services, or after-hours crisis intervention, medical students should call the SCC at 210-567-2648, or visit the website at  The SCC is located in Room 101F of the Medical Building.

How to Schedule an Appointment?

You can make an appointment by calling (210)567-2648 or coming to the Student Counseling Center between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday thru Friday.