It is well known that medical school is a stressful time for students.
It is often the time that depression, anxiety and other problems
worsen or appear for the first time. Many students choose to deal
with their difficulties on their own because they don't know where
to go for help. Others may have the perception that seeking help
will adversely affect their grades.
Below you will find information about services that have been developed
to provide supportive and mental health services for undergraduate
medical students. It is important that students understand that
when they seek services, their evaluation and treatment is a confidential
Student Advocate / Medical Director, Child Advocacy Center
Office: 878-2700 / Beeper: 642-8686,
Available to medical students for concerns relating to depression,
drugs, dependencies, relationships, etc. He will hold your concerns
in the strictest confidence and will be your conduit to care.
Dr. Marcelle Mostert, Department of Psychiatry ECMC,
Available for free, confidential and in-person evaluations. Students will be assisted in finding appropriate services that match
their needs regardless of type of insurance. In most circumstances
there is access to referrals within seven days. In an emergency,
Dr. Mostert can assist the student in accessing emergency care.
Counseling Services (North Campus):
645-2720 | http://ub-counseling.buffalo.edu/index.shtml
120 Richmond Quad, Ellicott Complex,
Services are free, voluntary and confidential. Same day crisis appointments are available. Counseling
services are provided by psychologists; a consulting psychiatrist
is available as needed.
Health Services (South Campus):
Dr. Bakhai is on the south campus in Michael Hall on Mondays from
3-5pm. Call the Student Counseling Center (see above) to arrange
an appointment. A social worker is available on south campus through appointments arranged via University Counseling Services
- 24 Hour Services
- Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP):
This service is available 24 hours a day for psychiatric emergencies.
If a medical student identifies him/herself as such, the CPEP
staff will insure that the student is seen in a setting where
he/she will not run into fellow students.
General Emergency Mental Health:
This service is available 24 hours a day for hospitalization.
2969 Main Street (corner of Hertel)
This 24-hour/365 day a year telephone counseling service has an excellent referral
system for all types of needs. There's an Advocate Program that
provides a support group for victims of rape. It's a government-run
service, has no university affiliation and is totally confidential.