Health & Wellbeing

Student Affairs provides confidential individual advising on a wide range of personal and professional concerns. Student Affairs deans are available to support you via video-conference, email, or phone.

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Log in to Entrada for more resources.

Student Affairs programs support student well-being, including:

  • Career planning
  • Financial management
  • Health and safety

Well-being must be a collaboration with students and is a lifelong learning process:

  • To prioritize time and energy between competing professional and personal priorities
  • To address current and future challenges
  • To develop professionally identity and create self-sufficiency

Student Wellness and Resilience

Log in to Entrada to access resources, such as Wellness Initiative Network (WIN), Mental Illness Network for Destigmatization (MIND) and much more.

Personal Counselling

Please contact us if you feel that you need support. Note that Student Affairs does not provide counselling for students, however we have many referral resources and will take care to make sure that you are referred to the ones most appropriate to your situation.

Physician Health Program (PHP) provides confidential, discreet help for BC medical students licensed in BC. PHP offers support, referrals and counselling for a wide range of problems including physician and mental health issues, substance use disorders, career and life transitions, relationship stress, financial issues, professional support and referrals, and concern for colleagues.

Call the Physician Health Program 24-hour helpline 1-800-663-6729 or send them an email.

UBC Student Counselling Services offers variety of mental health resources from self-directed programs and tools to workshops, group programs and individual therapy.

Here2talk offers individual counselling and support as well as a number of other resources.

Health Services

UBC Student Health Service: Visit a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional on campus. Offers year-round health care for registered UBC students. Services are provided by family doctors, registered nurses, and other health specialists.

Information for Family and Friends

Medical education is complex and changes across time. For family and friends who want to support you, we’ve created the How Can You Support Your Medical Student?

Medical and Personal Leaves of Absence

Please contact Student Affairs at your site to confidentially discuss and/or arrange a leave of absence. A leave of absence can be granted for medical or personal reasons.

All absences (negotiated and unforeseen), follow the Leave of Absence Policy. For more information, log in to Entrada.

Lactation Rooms in Clinical and University Sites

Please click here for a directory of lactation rooms across clinical and university sites, including distributed sites. If you find that anything on this list is out of date, please let us know.