Medical school is as challenging as it is rewarding. As you progress through your education, a good personal goal to set is to make sure your stay healthy in mind, body and spirit. The success of your journey through MCG depends on how well you take care of yourself over the next 3-4 years. We have included wellness resources below that are specifically for medical students. For resources available to everyone, go to Wellness Resources

Social Wellness

One of the best ways to shake off feelings of sadness and loneliness is to get out and be around friends and family. Here's what you can do to ward off those feelings of isolation.


Emotional Wellness

Feeling overwhelmed, burned out, or stressed can take a toll on your mental health. Psychological support is available for all our medical students. We know what it takes to do what you do, and we want you to know you are not alone:

Student Counseling and Psychological Services

In person

Medical College of Georgia
Schedule an appointment, call: 706-737-1471
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Summerville Campus, CE-2A

Health Sciences Campus, DA 2014


After-hours Psychiatry Prescribing Clinic via Telehealth:

Call: 706-721-3448 during normal business hours to request a referral.

For after-hour emergencies, please call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225 or the After-Hour Support Line at 833-910-3364 for immediate assistance.

More Wellness Resources

Financial Wellness


The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) offers a number of resources to medical students and residents on their quest from premed to residency. We have compiled a list of important ones that you can access quickly:

Loan Forgiveness

Medical school expenses shouldn't be a burden. There are many options out there if you are looking to pay off your school debt.

Financial Aid

Let AU help you figure out the best financial aid packages available to medical students.

AU Financial Aid Services


If you need a loan or need to open a line of credit, we recommend these to our medical students.

Disability Insurance for Medical Students

All Medical students are charged a mandatory Student Disability Insurance Fee of $93 during the Fall semester of each year of enrollment. If you are a full-time active-duty member of the Armed Forces of any country, then you are not eligible for this insurance and will receive a waiver in your POUNCE account. The active-duty military category includes those students who have been released from in-service for assignments such as attending medical school.