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Taking Care of Yourself

While you’re learning how to take care of others, you need to take care of yourself. It’s not easy to take time to eat right, exercise and rest during rigorous professional training, but the only way to complete your training is to stay healthy. All the services provided by the Learner Equity & Wellness Office are free to dental students, medical students and postgraduate trainees of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. We’ll help you minimize stress to maximize your academic performance through tailored support services. The Learner Equity & Wellness Office can help you find the support you need on campus to:

Stay Active

Thompson Recreation Center located on the southeast side of campus offers a variety of fitness resources. The center holds several cardio and weight machines as well as a variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercise classes and group sport. Students can also look to community fitness groups in London such as running groups or yoga studios for other fitness options.

Eat Well

Students can access nutritional information about food on campus as well as information about managing healthy eating habits while on Campus on the Nutrition Information Services Website. In addition to these services, personal Nutrition Information Services offers nutrition counseling to students that prefer a customized approach.  Please see the Nutrition Information Services Website for more information.

Access Health and Dental Care

All Western students have health and dental plans included in their tuition. For any health or dental concerns students should contact Student Health Services for assistance. If a student does not wish to use health or dental services provided by the University, they can opt-out through Student Services.

Access Emotional and Mental Support

The Western Student Development Center is the number one resource for emotional and mental counseling for students including individual counseling, crisis counseling, sexual and physical assault counseling, and more. The center also offers Indigenous services, Disability services and writing support.

Find Financial Aid

Students can address concerns regarding their financial aid by making an appointment with their faculty’s Financial Aid counselor. General information about student finances and records can be found on The Office of the Registrar Website.

Stay Safe on Campus

Western University offers several services to guarantee student safety on campus. These services include the Work Safe program, Western Foot Patrol, Crime Alerts, The Student Emergency Response Team, and Campus Police services. Safety tips,important documents, and other information regarding campus safety can be accessed on The Safe Campus Community Website.

Reporting Illness

Learners enrolled in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry's MD and DDS programs are expected to regularly attend all lectures, small group learning and complete all clinical and assessment requirements. Should you become ill and unable to attend a mandatory component of your training program, please report your illness to the Learner Equity & Wellness office. For Medical Students ,please follow the UME Attendance and Absenteeism Policy and Process. For Dental Students please contact the LEW office at 519-661-4234 to arrange an appointment or send an email outlining your issues to equity.wellness@schulich.uwo.ca Postgraduate learners should report illnesses as outlined in their employment contract.

Missing exams or other mandatory assessments requires documentation.  You can find the Western approved absence certificate to take to your physician here:

University of Windsor students can access campus support services as well:

Stay Active

Lancer Recreation Centre offers a variety of fitness classes and instructional activities such as yoga, martial arts, and aquatics. Club sports and several fitness machines are also available to Windsor Students.

Eat Well

Windsor students can access nutritional information about food on campus and in off-campus restaurants on the Nutritional Information Page. Healthy Eating at UWindsor also offers information on healthy eating habits and maintaining a healthy weight while away at school.

Access Health and Dental Care

Details about the UWindsor health and dental plan can be found on the University of Windsor’s Student Alliance website. Information on opting out and claims can also be found at the UWSA website.

Access Emotional and Mental Support

A list of student support services is available at the University of Windsor website. Academic support, Career and Employment Services, Orientation and Transition assistance, Social/Cultural support are some of the many support services easily accessed through the UWindsor website.

Find Financial Aid

For Western students at the University of Windsor, students can address concerns regarding their financial aid by making an appointment with their faculty’s Financial Aid counselor. General information about student finances and records can be found on The Office of the Registrar Website.

Stay Safe on Campus

UWindsor offers several services to keep students safe while on Campus. Information such as public safety education and awareness, Emergency planning, and Campus Police services can be found at the University of Windsor Emergency Preparedness website. On campus services such as Walk Safe, Emergency Telephones, and Residence safety can be accessed at the UWindsor Campus Safety Page. More detailed information and the policing and security policy at UWindsor are listed on the Campus Community Police webpage.

All the services provided by the Learner Equity & Wellness Office are free to dental students, medical students and postgraduate trainees of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. We’ll help you mitigate stress to maximize your academic performance through tailored support services and wellness promotion.

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