Student Life


Advice about general wellness concerns:

Type of concern:

  • Health
  • Academic concerns
  • Personal or Professional concerns
  • Navigating transitions
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Mistreatment

Resources: Office of Student Affairs and Programs

  • Dr. Wei Wei Lee, Associate Dean for Professional Development and Engagement

    Dr. James Woodruff, Dean of Students

Advice about academic concerns:

Type of concern:

  • Managing coursework
  • Time Management
  • Failing an exam
  • Difficult team interactions
  • Difficult interpersonal interactions
  • Taking a Year Off


  • Peer Mentors at Pritzker

    Fourth year students who provide mentorship on navigating the curriculum  to junior students. Email them with any questions: Jamila Picart, Madison Wilson, Gena Lenti

  • Adam Cifu, MD Associate Dean for Medical School Academics

    Dr. Cifu is available to help with the academic side of your life at Pritzker. Reach out to him for guidance, assistance, or direction in navigating academic concerns:

    Academic Skills Assessment Program

  • ASAP is a resource run by Student Counseling Services that assists with time management, learning and memory, test anxiety, reading effectiveness, effective exam preparation and general study skills

  • Call 773-702-9800 for appointments
  • Email Tab Shamsi with questions
  • Student Disability Services (SDS)

    Provides resources, support, and accommodations to students with long term and short term disabilities and ensures that all aspects of student life are accessible and inclusive.

    5501 South Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60637

    Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m

    Phone: (773) 702-6000


24-Hour Resources for Students:

Drs. Woodruff and Lee are available to assist with any urgent concerns.

City of Chicago Police: 911

University of Chicago Police Department: 773.702.8181 or 123 from any campus phone

University of Chicago Medicine Emergency Room: 773.702.6250 Address: 901 East 58th Street Chicago, IL 60637

UChicago Student Wellness

-After Hours

Call 773.702.3625. The therapist-on-Call will clarify the nature and specifics of your emergency, offer acute help, and suggestions for ongoing support

- During Office Hours:

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., call SCS at 773.702.9800, or walk into SCS at 5555 South Woodlawn Avenue to speak to the therapist on call for emergencies. 


The Dean-on-Call is a University administrator who can be reached 24/7 by calling 773.834.HELP (4357) and following the prompts. Students may contact the Dean-on-Call any time there is an emergency to get advice and support in managing a situation. Learn more here.

Confidential Resources for Students

For more information see Get Help Now page.