In this fourth newsletter, the UNIL Rectorate gives you an update about the upcoming exam sessions. You will also find the help you can turn to if you are a medical student and feel the need for psychological support, whether you are mobilized on the hospital grounds or not.
Information on exam sessions
The Rectorate would like to provide you with information regarding the spring and fall 2020 exam sessions. Discover its message on video.
Psychological support for medical students
The School of Medicine now offers a space for listening and emotional support for its students, especially for those who are involved on the ground. The new roles and responsibilities, the confrontation with difficult situations or the fear of contamination for oneself and one's loved ones add to the difficulties linked to distance learning as well as all the uncertainties generated by the coronavirus pandemic.
For all medical students: a helpline
The following numbers can be dialed for listening and assistance from three psychologists:
Students can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org (reply within 24 hours).
For students mobilized in the health service: "Coronabreak" sessions
Group discussions of 45 minutes with the Zoom application are organized once a week on Fridays at 1 p.m., led alternately by Elena Martinez, Dr. Oriane Aebischer, Sara Vadot and Jo Boegli. Limit of six students for optimal support.
Registration: please register by email at email@example.com.
Objective of the sessions: to welcome and listen to the students' experiences and offer support by calling on their personal resources, as well as collective resources. Stress management exercises will be offered during the sessions or via videos or podcasts on the internet.
The counsellors at your disposal
Elena Martinez, MSc Psych, training in crisis intervention and stress management
Sara Vadot, MSc Psych, Stress Management Training
Jo Boegli, MSc arts, trainer Simulated Patients, Stress Management Training
Dr. Oriane Aebischer, Head of Clinic, responsible for student trainees in the Department of Internal Medicine at the CHUV
Ysaline Favre, MSc psych, clinical psychologist at CHUV and Walk2Talk
Other useful addresses
UNIL psychotherapeutic consultation: write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coronavirus Infoline of the Federal Office of Public Health: +41 58 463 00 00, every day, 24 hours a day