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Student Health and Wellness

Wellness Group

At University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, we believe maintaining life-balance and staying healthy are vital components of becoming a successful physician. Through collaborative efforts across campus, our hope is to cultivate an environment that encourages maintenance of all aspects of wellness throughout the medical school experience.

Program Mission

Our mission is to provide emotional support for UIC medical students throughout their academic career and to foster a community that values student well-being.

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If you need immediate assistance you can contact the wellness contacts, your physician house advisor, or your OSA Lead. You can also seek services with UIC Counseling Center, the Resiliency center or your primary care provider who can refer you to a psychiatrist or a therapist.

Please note that the student wellness committee members are a resource for you and you can ask them any questions.  To reach out, please refer to the Student Wellness Committee page for members and their contact information.

The University of Illinois College of Medicine Student Resiliency Center provides mental health services to UI COM medical and graduate students. Services are provided by clinicians who do not have any evaluative role for College of Medicine students. Prospective patients should contact Resiliency Clinic Director Jenna Duffecy, PhD. to initiate the intake process.

She can be reached at:

The UIC Counseling Center offers one-on-one counseling services, group services, and several skills workshops. Visit the website for the most up-to-date information.


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  • Geri Fox, MD

    Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
    Phone: 312-996-9506

  • ​​Leelach Rothschild, MD

    Associate Professor
    Faculty Wellness Advisor
    Phone: 312-996-4020

  • Memoona Hasnain, MD, MHPE, PhD

    Professor and Associate Head for Faculty Development and Research
    Phone: 312;996-8214

  • Sue Anne Tae

    OSA Advisor
    Student Affairs
    Phone: (312) 413-3771
    Book an Appointment