Student Counseling

The Medical Student Counseling Center (MSCC), is located in 1240 MERF, right down the hallway from the Office of Student Affairs and Curriculum (OSAC). We are committed to providing quality services and support to medical students by offering:

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Services provided within each realm are described in further detail throughout the MSCC web site.  In addition to counseling and advising, the staff provides regular programming and workshops aimed at enhancing personal and professional development, academic performance, career decision making, and mental, emotional, social, and physical well-being.  Tutoring services and the Mentor Program are also run through the MSCC. All of our services are free to medical and physician assistant students.  Clinical services are strictly confidential.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (open during lunch hour). Special arrangements can often be made to accommodate student schedules outside regular office hours.


Mental Health Crisis Services

During office hours (M-F, 8 am to 5 pm) call or visit the MSCC and indicate the need for immediate assistance.

  • 319-335-8056, 1240 MERF.

After hours, the following services are available:

  • Johnson County Crisis Center—319-351-0140
  • UIHC Psychiatry Resident On-Call—319-356-1616
  • Foundation 2—800-332-4224
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline—800-273-8255
  • National Graduate Student Crisis Line—800-472-3457
  • UI Department of Public Safety—319-335-5022
  • UIHC Emergency Treatment Center—319-356-2233

Contact the Counseling Center here