Ears for Peers

Ears for Peers (E4P) is a student-to-student peer listening group for the Stanford School of Medicine community. Our trained E4P counselors provide free and confidential counseling to School of Medicine students. We hope to provide a comfortable place for students to discuss anything from everyday frustrations to stress, academics, research, clinics, family issues, mental health, and relationships, to name just a few possible topics. The E4P counselors are School of Medicine students themselves.

Training for E4P Counselors

E4P Counselors have had extensive training by Dr. Alejandro Martinez and the Bridge Team in peer-to-peer counseling techniques. We aim to provide a warm and compassionate environment for anyone to discuss anything, from everyday frustrations to serious concerns. E4P Counselors are students who have been trained to listen and respond without giving advice. We are committed to helping the students of the School of Medicine community make their time at Stanford meaningful, successful, and memorable.

E4P Faculty Liaisons

Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MD 
Associate Dean for Medical Student Life Advising
Email: smithcog@stanford.edu

Alejandro M. Martinez, PhD
Senior Associate Director, Counsultation and Liasion 
Counseling and Psychological Services 
Email: A.Martinez@stanford.edu

Contact Us

Call us when you don't know who to talk to. We maintain confidentiality.

 (650) 736-6145

We are available from 
8:00 pm-11:00 pm
Sunday - Friday

Your call may be routed to the Bridge Peer Counseling Center.

The Ears for Peers Program is in a time of transition while we recruit more counselors. Your call may be routed to the Bridge Peer Counseling Center in the interim.