It is not uncommon for students to experience heightened levels of stress, insecurity and in some cases anxiety and depression while attending medical school. Additionally, students may find themselves at risk of abusing alcohol and drugs. Coupled with the demands of the medical curriculum are life events that occur outside of the classroom. Students may experience a significant breakup or divorce, the illness or death of a loved one, or personal illness. Under such circumstances it is a sign of strength for a person to seek help.
The Associate Dean of Student Affairs on the Macon Campus, Dr. Patrick Roche, can be reached at 478-301-2531 (daytime) or after hours at 478-361-5378.
The Associate Dean of Student Affairs on the Savannah Campus, Dr. Robert Shelley, can be reached at 912-721-8146 (daytime) or after hours at 912-657-7510.
The Columbus Campus Dean is Dr. Alice House can be reached at 706-223-5179, or 478-258-1573 after hours.
Feel free to call either Dr. Roche, Dr. Shelley or Dr. House regardless of your campus affiliation. The following additional resources are also available to you:
* Counseling and Psychological Services for the University: 478-301-2862
* Coliseum Health System Life-Line (Macon-based) 800-548-4221
* Dr. Steve Livingston (Savannah) 912-350-2024
* Dr. Eugene Swenson (Savannah) 912-355-5772
* Dr. Charles McAaleer (Savannah) 912-355-5772
* Dr. Alan Williams (Macon) 478-301-2107