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How Can I Volunteer to be an E4P Counselor?

We’d love to have you join us! If you're someone who finds people coming to you for advice, or if you'd just like to help other students to cope with academic stresses and more serious difficulties, you would make a great E4P counselor! We all know how hard med/grad school can be and how important it is to have someone offer us support during difficult times. It is a privilege and a joy to be that someone.

First, you must be a student in the School of Medicine (MD, MSTP, or MOM programs).
Second, becoming a counselor with E4P requires the following:

  1. Successful completion of Education 193A – Core Listening Skills (2 units)
  2. Successful completion of Education 193P – Peer Counseling at the Bridge (1 unit)
  3. Passing an evaluation upon completion of the training course.
  4. Be willing to have time available after completing the above requirements to participate as a student counselor.

E4P counselors will be placed in E4P-specific 193A and 193P classes, where medical school specific issues will be discussed. We encourage aspiring counselors to take both classes in the same quarter. If you’ve completed another course in counseling elsewhere, we still require that you complete the specified courses prior to working with E4P in order to make sure that we’re all on the same page in terms of style and competency. We welcome students of all skill levels, however – no prior experience is required.

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