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Personal Support

Vanderbilt medical school students have access to a variety of resources on campus that support well-being.

Dean Amy Fleming, M.D., M.H.P.E.

As the Associate Dean of Medical Student Affairs, Dr. Fleming advises all medical school students, both formally and informally. She strives to be open and accessible to students for any concern. Sometimes a personal meeting is sufficient, but Dean Fleming can also help students arrange longer-term therapy if needed. Information is always confidential and will not become part of the student’s permanent record. Login for after hours contact information for Dean Fleming.

College Mentors

Each student at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine is assigned to one of four Colleges. The faculty leaders of these colleges, better known as College Mentors, are skilled in working with students who may be struggling. In addition to their scheduled meetings with College Mentors during each year, students should feel free to meet with their College Mentors at any time when a need arises.

University Counseling Center

Vanderbilt’s University Counseling Center (UCC) offers services to Vanderbilt students that include individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatric services, LD/ADHD assessment, alcohol and drug evaluations/counseling, crisis counseling, and community outreach. Students may contact the UCC directly at (615) 322-2571.

Zerfoss Student Health Center

In addition to serving the primary care needs of the Vanderbilt student community, the Zerfoss Student Health Center offers psychiatric services free of charge. Call (615) 322-2427 or visit the Student Health Center website for more information.

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center

The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is an affirming space for women and for all members of the Vanderbilt community that actively resists sexism and all forms of oppression by providing resources and educational programming. Call (615) 322-4843 or visit the Women’s Center website for more details.

Religious Life

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life supports the spiritual and religious growth of all Vanderbilt community members while encouraging the ongoing development of interfaith literacy and dialogue. Call (615) 322-2457 or visit the Office of University Chaplain & Religious Life website.

LGBTQI Life and Health

The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Life at Vanderbilt University is a cultural center and a place of affirmation for individuals of all identities, and a resource for information and support about gender and sexuality. LGBTQI Life serves all members of the Vanderbilt community — students, faculty, staff, and alumni — by creating educational, cultural, and social opportunities. The office also supports and advises LGBTQI-related campus groups and activities. For more information, visit the Office of LGBTQI Life website.

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program for LGBTQ Health is an innovative effort to improve healthcare for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer patients and is housed within the Office for Diversity Affairs. The Program for LGBTQ Health promotes national leadership in providing excellent patient care, education, research, and advocacy for the LGBTQ community.

Center for Student Wellbeing

The mission of the Center for Student Wellbeing is to create a culture that supports the personal development and academic success of students using an integrative, holistic framework. Call (615) 322-0480 or visit the Center for Student Wellbeing website.