Academic Advising and Counseling
During the first 18 months, advising is available through the Associate
and Assistant Deans (College Deans) in Student Affairs as well as
During the core clerkships, students select an academic advisor (physician)
from a list of faculty in which his/her career
lie. The decision must be finalized at the end of the core clerkships.
Students develop an elective program after consultation with,
and subject to the
approval by, their College Dean/advisor. The College Dean/advisor is
expected to advise about elective choices, career decisions, and residency
about the medical profession in general.
It should be noted, however, that faculty advisors have not been charged
with monitoring the academic progress of student advisees. They do not
receive their advisee's grades or other evaluation reports with the exception
of poor elective evaluations.
Finally, the College Deans meets
individually with each student at the beginning of their final year
to review their
plans and to write a Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE).
Other Counseling Services/Options
- Confidential Counseling (CAPS): 924-5556 or 243-5150
- After Hours Emergency Consultation: 972-7004
Health Services, such as for Depression, Alcohol and Substance Abuse,
Eating Disorders, Adjustment Difficulties
- Women's Center,
which provides confidential services for both men and women located
on the Corner at University Avenue and 14th Street (982-2252 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- UVa Cares, Eating
Disorders Task Force
Advocacy Committee, for issues regarding unprofessional behavior
towards or involving medical students
- Equal Opportunity Office
(EOC), for unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors,
or other verbal or physical conduct (243-6368 or 924-3200)
- UVa Sexual Assault Education
Coordinator, who provides a private, confidential way to report
sexual assault and date violence (982-2774)
- Reed Psychiatry Care Fund is a private fund administered by
the Medical Alumni Association (924-1734) for women medical students
in need of outpatient psychiatric care. Confidentiality is strictly
- Hoos In Recovery - This association of University undergraduate and
graduate students, staff, faculty, and alumni in recovery from alcoholism
or addiction meets twice monthly (e-mail HoosInRecovery@virginia.edu
or go to http://www.virginia.edu/case for the meeting schedule).
- Lesbian Gay
Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center provides support
for sexual and gender students and their allies.
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