Office of Counseling Services
Any student can talk to a counseling services staff member to maximize his or her potential while at MSM. Counseling sessions are confidential and free of charge to all matriculating students. We can also provide external referrals available at a minimal personal cost.
Counseling Services Team
Purpose, Goal, and Mission
The Office of Counseling Services is incorporated under the Admissions/Student Affairs
department at Morehouse School of Medicine. Our purpose is to support the successful matriculation of medical, biomedical, and community
health graduate students. Issues evidenced by academic, personal and/or interpersonal
difficulties are addressed by professional staff through individual, couple, or group
sessions. Referrals are made if further assessment is required.
Our goal is to provide a safe environment where you are respected and comfortable. If your preference is to be served elsewhere for your counseling needs, we will provide external referrals, who will be available to you at personal expense.
Our mission is to assist student adjustment in the physical, emotional, and cognitive demands of graduate study in biomedical science, medicine, and community health in such a way as to ensure excellent academic preparation and an established, effective personal system for physical and emotional resilience upon graduation.
Student Concerns Addressed
The Office of Counseling Services is committed to providing assistance to students at Morehouse School of Medicine that are experiencing challenges that may have an impact on their academic performance. Through the facilitation of individual and group sessions, the following personal challenges are addressed:
- Time Management
- Test Taking Skills
- Stress Management
- Study Skills
- Anxiety and Depression Management
- Conflict Management
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss
Scheduling an Appointment
Students and residents interested in scheduling an appointment for individual and/or group counseling may email email@example.com. Appointments are confirmed and scheduled during offices hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Every Friday 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
In response to student feedback, the Office of Counseling Services offers an Open Hours service. Every Friday 12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m., counselors will be available for brief, 15–30 minute sessions. Walk-in sessions will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis with Dr. Garrison and Mr. Gay. Sign-in for sessions will be available every Friday beginning at 10:30 a.m. in NCPC 221. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-752-1778 for details.
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