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. Alice House, can be reached at 478-301-2531 (daytime) or after hours at 478-258-1573. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs on the Savannah Campus, Dr. Robert Shelley, can be reached at 912-350-1738 (daytime) or after hours at 912-657-7510. Feel free to call either Dr. House or Dr. Shelley 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. Eugene Swenson (Savannah) 912-355-5772
- Dr. Charles McAaleer (Savannah) 912-355-5772
- Dr. Alan Williams (Macon) 478-301-2107
If you believe you are in need of emergency care, call 911 or report to the nearest hospital emergency room.