Medical students deal with many concerns while pursuing their education. Things like academic concerns, anxiety, and career exploration questions are common issues. USD provides student professional support services to help our students work through these types of concerns.
A registered nurse with a master's degree in counseling coordinates our personal counseling and mental health services.
Services are available on all campuses. In Vermillion we use the Student Counseling Center and other campuses use private mental health professionals. These professionals are not involved in the student's academic evaluation. The records of any counseling or mental health services are protected and maintained separately from the student's academic file.
Some services are free of charge while others are on a sliding fee scale.
Current medical students can get more information about available services on the myUSD portal.