UCLA Office of Ombuds Services
"The Office of Ombuds Services is a place where members of the UCLA community–students, faculty, staff and administrators–can go for assistance in resolving conflicts, disputes or complaints on an informal basis. In order to afford visitors the greatest freedom in using its services, the Office is independent, neutral and confidential."
UCLA Behavioral Wellness Center
"The Dean’s Office, the Departments of Graduate Medical Education, the Graduate Program in Bioscience, and the Student Affairs Office are committed to you. Most importantly, committed to ensuring that David Geffen School of Medicine medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows remain mentally healthy while completing their training program. Graduate education and medical training can be an inherently stressful time, therefore we have established a resource center and a team of providers to complement existing services. The new team of providers includes psychiatrists, psychologists and a social worker conveniently located in the Center for Health Sciences."
UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services
Short-term, high-quality mental health treatment including assessment, consultation and case management; group and individual therapy; and psychiatry services.
Campus mental health training and wellness education
Training and professional development for mental health providers
Connection to community resources and referrals
CARE Advocates for sexual violence
CARE is committed to the eradication of sexual and gender-based violence through creating and sustaining a safe, healthy, and equitable community for all people. CARE strives to achieve this through provision of comprehensive prevention education, individual support and advocacy, and holistic healing programs for all members of the UCLA community.
CARE has three distinct, but complementary services: Education, Advocacy, and Healing. Combined these three components allow us to address primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention providing a comprehensive approach in service of our mission.
UCLA Discrimination Prevention Office
DPO investigates reports of discrimination or harassment based on race, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, and other categories protected by law and University policy. Typically, we investigate complaints brought by any member of the community (for example, students, staff or faculty) against faculty members. In certain cases, DPO also investigates complaints brought against entities or individuals who are not faculty. For example, under UCLA Policy 240, DPO may investigate reports of discrimination or harassment involving conduct that negatively impacts the campus climate related to equity, diversity and inclusion. Besides investigating complaints, DPO is charged with developing and clarifying University policies and procedures on discrimination and harassment. DPO also provides education, training, and guidance to UCLA faculty and members of the campus leadership about discrimination and harassment. https://equity.ucla.edu/about-us/our-teams/discrimination-prevention/
To file a complaint, please complete our Online Complaint Form via the electronic form: https://ucla.i-sight.com/external/case/new/complaint
UCLA Title IX office
Title IX prohibits sex or gender discrimination in any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The Title IX office takes reports of gender discrimination, including allegations of sexual harassment and sexual violence. All reports, inquiries and questions can be directed to the Title IX Office at email@example.com, or by calling (310) 206-3417. The Title IX Office is available to consult and provide advice to anyone in the UCLA community regarding rights and responsibilities under Title IX as well as policies and procedures. Inquiries may also be directed at the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, OCR@ed.gov. The Title IX Director ensures that all complaints are handled in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
The Rape Treatment Center provides comprehensive trauma-informed services for sexual assault victims – adults and children – 24 hours a day, including specialized medical care, forensic services, counseling, and information about rights and options.
For more information, call 424-259-7208. All RTC services are free.
New Policy for Medical Student Mistreatment
Avenues to report mistreatment:
Conversation (by the student or others) with any or all of the following:
Others such as the chief resident, attending physician, and/or clerkship/site director or course chair
Dean’s Office (Assistant Dean, Associate Dean, SAO, or leadership of Drew, PRIME or MSTP)
Mistreatment incident reporting form: https://uclahs.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8IURAbeUOkGJQUZ
DGSOM Course and Faculty Evaluations (https://evaluation.medsch.ucla.edu/Online_Evaluation_Site/Students.html)UCLA)
UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Discrimination Prevention Office (https://equity.ucla.edu/report-an-incident/)
UCLA Title IX Office (https://www.sexualharassment.ucla.edu/Making-a-Report)
Suggestions for people to talk with:
Your society dean
Curricular assistant deans (Dean Ed Ha, Dean Saldy Tan)
Dean Joyce Fried
EDI deans (Dean Cathy Brown, Dean Valencia Walker)
Dean Lee Miller
Big sibs, GHHS upperclassmen and other upperclassmen
UCLA CalFresh Initiative: increasing food access for medical students
Under the new exemption, all Medical Students who are U.S. citizens / permanent residents AND make under $2082/month for a one person household, are eligible for CalFresh.
CalFresh is a federally-funded program that allows students to receive up to $195/month for groceries. Apply online in 10 minutes, your county will call you to schedule for an eligibility interview in 1 week. In 30 days if approved, students receive a debit-like EBT card that is reloaded monthly and can be used at most grocery stores, including Trader Joe’s, Ralph’s, Whole Foods.
Apply online at getcalfresh.org/s/ucla. For more information and assistance with application, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic resources for MS1-MS3’s
MS1 and MS2’s: Review sessions for blocks are led by Head Tutors. Individual and group tutoring are also available for block exams and Step 1 through the Academic Support Service led by Sue Nahm (email@example.com). Small group anatomy tutoring available through the Anatomy Department led by Dr. Stark (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MS3’s: Tutoring is available for 3rd year academic needs, including individual tutoring for specific shelf exams. Tutors are 4th year and LOA students. Please contact Sue Nahm if interested (email@example.com).