Class Counseling

The Staff Counselors are available to assist medical students with personal needs. Counselors serve as the student's first contact for any questions to the Office of Medical Student Education. Do not hesitate to call or e-mail your counselor if questions or problems arise. One counselor will be primarily assigned to the M1 and M3 classes and one to the M2 and M4 classes.

Eric B. Middleton, Ph.D.
5104 Medical Science Building I
C Wing, SPC611
734- 936-1513

Amy W. Tschirhart, M.A., LPC
5106 Medical Science Building I
C Wing, SPC611

Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

"White Coat Blues Forum"

This site is provided to allow medical students to express any concerns, frustrations, and anxieties they may be experiencing during their medical school years in blinded format. The identity of the posting student is hidden from view of faculty, administrators, and fellow students.  Many students experience periods of intense anxiety or depression but are hesitant to seek help. This forum is an additional resource for such individuals.  Please note that THIS IS NOT A CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM!

Comments will be reviewed at regular intervals (most days per week) by a  designated physician in the Department of Psychiatry who may respond to the student if appropriate.  The psychiatrist is blinded from knowing the identity of the posting student.

Students have the option of sharing their comments and responses with fellow students in the Forum (public view) or restricting their exchanges privately to the psychiatrist.  For all posts (public or private), the identity of the poster is not displayed.

THIS IS NOT A CRISIS INTERVENTION PROGRAM! Emergent issues should be directed immediately to available services: UM ER psych @ 936-5900,  or during workdays at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) @ 764-8312 or Medical Student Psychiatry Services @ 763-4215.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FORUM (Medical Students only)

In the unlikely event that comments by a particular student poster suggest imminent danger, the psychiatrist may invoke a crisis process allowing the Assistant Dean of Student Services in the Office of Medical Student Education to obtain the identity of the at-risk student for immediate assistance. If you are having problems accessing the site, please email