Professional & Academic Resource Center (PARC) is located in a single dwelling house in a residential neighborhood near the campus with a satellite office in the Medical Library also available. These sites were selected for the privacy of students and student families. No signage is posted that would indicate the presence of a counseling center for medical students, residents, and their families. Counseling for medical students and their families is provided by a dedicated staff of counselors who have no teaching or evaluative role with the students.
A broad spectrum of counseling services is available through PARC including individual, family, marriage, and group counseling. Specific counselors have other specific fields of interest and expertise that can be utilized after the initial consultation. Counseling services for medical students and immediate family are provided at no cost to Quillen students.
Respecting the students' need for privacy, every effort is made to protect the confidentiality needed for an effective therapeutic relationship. No information related to student counseling is kept other than in the PARC House files.
Counseling hours are quite flexible and appointments may be scheduled until early evening and some Saturdays to provide maximum accessibility to students.
Should a student need to see a psychiatrist for medication, assessment, or other issues, a psychiatrist is also available at specific times and days at the PARC House to provide priority services for medical students. This allows students to establish a therapeutic relationship with a psychiatrist (when a different level of intervention is needed) who will not be interacting with them within the medical school as a teacher, attending, or preceptor. Initial assessment sessions are provided at no cost to the student
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