Peer Support aims to provide the student body with another outlet of support, this time from students who have been trained in basic counseling techniques and confidentiality. With students from all four years making up the entire organization, our hope is to make it less intimidating for our peers to reach out for help. Peer Support members are available to talk about various aspects of a medical or dental student’s life-from the stresses of school and study to concerns about life outside of school. If needed, we can also direct students to further counseling/ support with a trained professional, such as the school counselor or faculty members of the Wellness Committee.
In addition to basic counseling, Peer Support also helps boost student morale- particularly with the snack cart that circulates around the school before first and second year exams.
Students are assigned to a Peer Support member at the beginning of the year, and should have received an email, as well as periodic check-ins, from that Peer Support member. If you have any questions or concerns regarding Peer Support, or are not sure who your Peer Support member is, please email Jelena MacLeod, Katherine Tian, or Angela Quental.