SUPPORT and ASSISTANCE for MEDICAL STUDENTS and RESIDENTS at THE DAVID
GEFFEN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AT UCLA
We are very concerned with your well-being.
Though most of you may never need any of these resources, we encourage
you to utilize them if you have concerns. We want to promote a happy
and healthy environment in which you can learn and work together with
faculty and staff.
Highlighted in this brochure are services available in the School of
Medicine, the University, and the community. Please let us know if there
are other support services which you would like to see offered.
Neil H. Parker, M.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Graduate Medical Education
Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center
Provides health care for routine, chronic, and emergency servies. General
care and women’s health are all offered. Referral to consultants is available. Prescriptions
are provided at reduced cost.
Specialty clinics include: Allergy, Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology,
Head/Neck, Gastro-Intestinal, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Opthalmology,
Orthopaedics, Podiatriy, Sports Medicine, Surgery, Urology, and Women’s
PSYCHOLOGICAL & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Mental Health Services for Physicians
Offers confidential counseling for all medical students. Short and long-term
care are available from psychiatric residents, community psychiatrists,
and psychologists, at either no or reduced cost. The initial counseling
office is located off campus for confidentiality reasons, but is close
enough to be convenient.
Paula Stoessel, Ph.D., Director
Counseling and Psychological Services
Crisis counseling available by phone 24 hours a day - 7 days a week
John Wooden Center West
Offers individual or group counseling and psychotherapy for students;
consultation, outreach, prevention, and education for students, staff,
and faculty; and training programs for graduates in the mental health
UCLA Consultation & Response Team
(310)-825-0628 OR (310) 825-3894
The CR Team is available to assist with a student in distress or in crisis. You do not need to struggle with a difficult situation alone. A referral to the CR Team would
be warranted in situations where there are multiple concerns that may require a coordinated response from multiple campus departments such as; the Office of the Dean of Students,
Counseling and Psychological Services and UCLA Police Department. If the referring party wishes to seek only consultation, then the distressed student may never even become aware
that the CR Team was consulted. Otherwise, the Student Care Manager, upon direction from the referring
party, can contact the student directly and provide assistance.
Physician Health Committee
Provides all students and residents with confidential consultation and
referrals. If you have concerns about yourself or another student’s use
of alcohol or other substances, contact this medical staff committee
Thomas Newton, M.D. Chairperson
UCLA Chaplain Services
Provides spiritual and non-denominational counseling and referrals to
services offered at the medical center.
Reverend Sandra Yarlott, Director
Pastoral Care Department
Gender and Power Abuse Committee
Provides resources when questions of sexual harassment or power abuse
are raised. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is committed
to an environment that prevents discrimination and abuse.
Joyce Fried, Chairperson
Office of Ombuds Services
Room 52-025 CHS
Provides resources for conflict resolution, information, medicaton and
referral. Services are informal, confidential, neutral and independent. This
office will assist with school-related problems, concerns and complaints.
Tom Kosakowski , Ombudsperson for CHS
Center for Women & Men
Room 2 Dodd Hall
Provides individual support for both women and men on gender-based issues.
Counseling for sexual violence survivors and sexual harassment issues
is always available.
CAMPUS ESCORT SERVICE
(310) 794 –WALK (9255)
A uniformed community officer with police radio will be dispatched to escort
you from anywhere within UCLA boundaries, to your car or campus destination,
including you on-campus residence. Please call 15 minutes in advance.
From Dusk to 1:00 a.m.
AIDS Information Hotline
(800) 922-AIDS (2437)
Rape and Assault Hotline