New York Medical College

Student Services

Counseling Services

Student Advising and Counseling Services

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Office of University Student Affairs Counseling Services

The Office of University Student Affairs at New York Medical College offers a wide range of services including information about financial aid, loans and scholarships, personal and academic counseling, career counseling and assistance in obtaining residencies. The main Office of Student Affairs provides many resources and services and is happy to assist in academic, career, financial, and personal counseling services. Deans are always available by appointment and try to accommodate students who “drop in” whenever possible.

Offices are located in rooms 116 to 126 of the Administration Building. The telephone number is 914-594-4498.


University Academic Support Program

Services are available to all university students. Aacademic support services are confidential and supervised by the Vice Chancellor of University Student Affairs.

Those services include one-on-one advisory meetings, workshops on successful transition from undergraduate to medical/graduate school coursework, time management, test preparation and a study partner match.


Kristina H. Petersen, Ph.D.
Director, University Academic Support Programs
Administration Bldg. - Student Affairs Wing
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 594-4498
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Student Mental Health & Wellness Services (SMH&WS)

Services are available to all students. All mental health services are confidential and are conducted by a psychologist and/or psychiatrist.

Services include short-term psychotherapy, crisis intervention and stress management. Long term psychotherapy can be arranged through providers in the local area. In addition to mental health services, workshops and lifestyle modification techniques will be offered to enhance overall physical, mental, and emotional health.

The Student Mental Health and Wellness Services Office is located in 19 Skyline Drive, Rm. 2S-D45.

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Reon Baird-Feldman, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Co-Director, Student Mental Health & Wellness
19 Skyline Drive, Rm. 2S-D44
Hawthorne, NY
(914) 594-2542

David Stern, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Co-Director, Student Mental Health & Wellness Services
19 Skyline Drive, Rm. 2S-D46
Hawthorne, NY

After-hours crisis service:

This service can be utilized by all NYMC students and is intended to provide immediate access to counseling on nights and weekends in case of emergency.

Students need only email and Dr. Baird-Feldman or Dr. Stern will be in contact with the student by email or phone promptly.  This is not intended to provide emergent in-person evaluation or treatment but will hopefully provide additional access for students in crisis.

If you contact please include the following information:

School (Medical, Graduate, PT, etc.)

During the day please continue to contact us as usual.  As always, please contact us with any questions you may have about our service.


Page updated: September 5, 2014