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Mental Health

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The Student Affairs team provides and coordinates services which support students in every way possible to assure that their medical education journey is healthy. UC San Diego provides confidential mental health services that are available to all students through CAPS. All students are encouraged to take advantage of this resource when needed. As well, the School of Medicine provides informal mental health support with Dr. Alana Iglewicz to assist students with common wellness issues such as anxiety, stress, relationships, sleep and time management."

Formal Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling & Psychological Services

All medical students have full access to the UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on the main campus, which are part of the Student Health Services. Students’ confidentiality is protected.

CAPS Services

Healer Education Assessment & Referral

The UC San Diego Healer Education Assessment and Referral (HEAR) program was created to offer confidential support and resources to any medical or pharmacy student, resident, fellow, faculty, or hospital staff member in need.

HEAR Program

Let's Talk Office Hours

In addition to the formal counseling and psychological services available at CAPS, CAPS providers offer weekly, onsite, one-on-one "Let’s Talk” sessions for our medical students seeking informal support and assistance. CAPS liaisons offer practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues and can also help students access additional mental health care at CAPS or in the San Diego community if needed.

Let's Talk