The Student Wellness Program is designed to help students not just survive, but thrive throughout their graduate and medical school experience. During first year orientation and Bears Prepare Half Days, five aspects of wellness are addressed: physical, emotional, spiritual, academic/professional and financial. We believe that nurturing positive health behaviors not only benefits students while they are in school, but also helps them develop the skills needed to approach future careers with resilience and balance. The following additional campus resources are also available for all students.
Aid for the Impaired Medical School Student (AIMSS)
The AIMSS Program is designed to provide compassionate assistance to impaired students before they are irreversibly harmed, help in a way that protects the rights of impaired students so that treatment can be received in the strictest confidence, assure that recovered students are able to continue their medical education without stigma or penalty, protect others from the harm that impaired students may cause, and prevent future cases of impairment through school-wide interventions.
Anonymous Reporting Line
An anonymous reporting line is available for students to report mistreatment or general concerns and suggestions. Reports are not traceable unless you elect to include identifying information. This is NOT an emergency contact or crisis line. Contact 911, local police, Mercer Police (MERPO) or hospital security for any situation involving immediate danger.
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS): 478-301-2862
It is not uncommon for students to experience heightened levels of stress, insecurity and in some cases anxiety and depression while attending graduate or medical school. CAPS is available to serve the Mercer student community with counseling needs and is available during regular working hours. After hours, call MERPO or the Crisis Hotline.
Crisis Support Line: 888-291-5802
A Crisis Support Line is available to help all MUSM students who may be experiencing a physical or mental health crisis. It is available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
Mercer’s professionally trained staff is readily available to serve students 24 hours a day 365 days a year. For assistance, call 478-301-4357 (Macon) and 678-547-6358 (Atlanta).
Needle Stick Injury or Blood Borne Exposure
If you receive an injury, clean it thoroughly and present to the nearest emergency facility. Questions and bills should be addressed to the Office of Student Affairs.