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COVID19 Student Affairs Resources

Dear Students,

We understand your medical education experience and content delivery has been greatly disrupted by the fear of uncertainty. Your support systems, career planning, childcare, celebrations, and more have been abruptly altered. Our goal as the Office of Student Affairs is to foster connectivity and provide appropriate resources. As such, we have created this centralized Student Affairs COVID-19 resource page. If there is information missing from this page that you feel should be included, please contact Lauren Parker, lparker2@kumc.edu. Additional questions or concerns can be emailed directly to school officials.

To stay up-to-date with the most relevant information, please read all e-mail sent by the school. We know your inbox may feel overwhelming at this time, but it is the best source of information. Be sure to check the school's centralized COVID-19 information page to remain up-to-date on the current situation as well (recommended frequency: daily.) This page can be accessed by clicking the red COVID-19 banner that appears on your class SharePoint site. 

Information about COVID-19 and Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones
Coping with COVID19 Resource Page
Student Well-being Resources
Counseling and Educational Support Services
Student Financial Relief Resources
Grief/Bereavement Services
Academic Questions and Concerns
Student Health Services
What do to if you are experiencing COVID19 Symptoms?
Nutrition Resources
Domestic Violence Resources
Specialty Advising

HOTLINES
Confidential, immediate support is available through these national helplines.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline 
    1-800-662-HELP (4357), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine https://www.nami.org/ 
    1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
    info@nami.org
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
    (800)273-TALK (8255)
  • Student Concern Reporting Form: If you become concerned about a peer, you can reach out to Student Affairs directly or anonymously using the Student Concern Reporting Form. 

Information about COVID-19 and Protecting Yourself and Loved Ones:

https://www.cdc.gov/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Information for Health Care Professionals
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
• Wyandotte County Health Department
Kansas City, Mo. Health Department
Johnson County Health Department
KUMC COVID-19 Resource Center - feel free to share this with your families.

Student Well-being Resources:

Counseling & Educational Support Services:
Counseling & Educational Support Services physical office is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Their staff is maintaining regular hours via telecommuting and will continue to provide services via ZOOM (HIPAA-compliant, encrypted video). You can schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments online at https://medconsult.kumc.edu or call 913.588.6580 during normal business hours. At the time of your appointment, CESS will send a Zoom invitation to your KUMC email address.

In addition to Counseling & Educational Support Services, in Wichita, feel free to contact Janet Cox, LCAC at 316.648.0846. Identify that you are a KUMC student.

Coping with COVID-19 CESS resource page

Recorded Presentations:

Health Apps with free or discounted memberships:

  • Noom - nutrition app
  • Calm - free trial
  • Headspace - free 2-week trial
  • Pelaton - free 3-month trial (meditations, stretching, yoga, running, cycling)

Stay Connected:

  • Organize virtual group peer study sessions to help each other with organization, motivation, and to stay connected (recommended frequency: weekly) Try the Pomodoro method: Study 25-minutes, break for 5 minutes. Try this with a peer for a 2-hour or 4-hour block of time.
  • Use Jackbox games to host virtual game nights with friends and family.

Virtual activities:

  • Google Arts & Culture Tours: Explore Machu Pichu, Stonehenge, and more
  • Google Arts & Culture Tours: International Museums
  • Musee du Louvre's Ancient Egyptian Treasures: Explore virtual tours
  • Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt - Nelson-Atkins Museum: Take a virtual Tour
  • Rembrandt and Portraiture in Amsterdam: Explore virtual tours
  • The Met: Streaming free operas daily
  • Home Safari: Facebook live with area zoos
  • Stay at Home Fest (music, cooking, puzzles, and more) www.stayathomefest.com

Specialty Advising

More to come at ICM900 sessions and Clinical Orientation

Grief/bereavement Services

You can schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments with Counseling Services online at https://medconsult.kumc.edu or call 913.588.6580 during normal business hours. At the time of your appointment, CESS will send a Zoom invitation to your KUMC email address.

In addition to Counseling & Educational Support Services, in Wichita, feel free to contact Janet Cox, LCAC at 316.648.0846. Identify that you are a KUMC student.

Academic Questions and Academic Concerns:

Review emails sent from School of Medicine administration, block directors, and clerkship directors.

  • MSA Weekly Dean's Forum: Review previous session minutes and recordings found on the MSA page on The Beat. To submit questions, use this form created by MSA.
  • Contact Dean Meyer directly at mmeyer@kumc.edu or Karen Drake in Wichita, kdrake@kumc.edu.
  • Contact Dr. Bonaminio directly at gbonaminio@kumc.edu.
  • Contact your academic coach directly.

Student Health:

Kansas City:

Student Health Services will continue to provide essential services to KUMC students during the COVID-19 outbreak. During this time while students are learning via online classes or are sheltering in place, some services can be provided by telephone. Such services may include medication refills, phone triage and advice. Please call 913.588.1941 or use the secure message feature available in your portal.

Immunizations and TB testing will continue as usual. Walk-in immunizations and TB test are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11:00am - 1:00pm and by appointment.

As always we will accept documentation of immunization received off-site. Please send records to studenthealthrecords@kumc.edu or fax to 913.588.1943.

Procedure to follow if you suspect you have COVID19 symptoms:
Please call KU Medical Center Student Health at 913.588.1941. KU Medical Center Student Health will work with hospital and local health officials to determine if you need to be tested. Do not come to campus if you are ill. In accordance with CDC guidelines, do not present to Student Health without calling first to ensure proper measures can be taken to reduce transmission.

Wichita:

Appointments:
To schedule or cancel an appointment, email Amber Martin (amartin24@kumc.edu) and cc Dr. Le (lle@kumc.edu). Appointments should be scheduled in advance whenever possible. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the appointment and bring your insurance card to every appointment. If you are more than 15 minutes late, the appointment may need to be rescheduled. Cara is the patient navigator. If you need to see a doctor quickly and she cannot get you in, she will direct you to another clinic. You are only to go to a different clinic if Cara instructs you to.
If you need lab or vaccinations, no appointment is needed.

Urgent Care
If urgent care is needed during hours when the clinics are closed, call Wesley Medical Center at (316) 962-2468 (Wesley Main) or Via Christi at (316) 268-5000.

Salina:

Please call your provider at Comcare for health needs. Ohio location: 785.825.8221; Santa Fe location: 785.823.7470.

Counseling and Ed Support Services:

Counseling & Educational Support Services physical office is closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Their staff is maintaining regular hours via telecommuting and will continue to provide services via ZOOM (HIPAA-compliant, encrypted video). You can schedule, reschedule or cancel appointments online at https://medconsult.kumc.edu or call 913.588.6580 during normal business hours. At the time of your appointment, CESS will send a Zoom invitation to your KUMC email address.

In addition to Counseling & Educational Support Services, in Wichita, feel free to contact Janet Cox, LCAC at 316.648.0846. Identify that you are a KUMC student.

Coping with COVID-19 CESS resource page

HOTLINES
Confidential, immediate support is available through these national helplines.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
1-800-662-HELP (4357), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine https://www.nami.org/
1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
info@nami.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
(800)273-TALK (8255)

Libraries

Kansas City:

All electronic resources, such as videos, textbooks, and journals will continue to be available remotely through Dykes Library 24/7. The librarians will be available during business hours as well.

Wichita:

In compliance with the university's guidelines regarding COVID19, Farha Medical Library will be closed March 23. Library staff will work remotely during business hours, 8am-5pm, Monday- Friday.

Please submit questions to medref@kumc.edu and interlibrary loan requests* to fll@kumc.edu.
*Note on interlibrary loan requests: Due to various library closures across the country, interlibrary loan services have been disrupted. Please allow additional time for requests to accommodate potential delays. Print materials (i.e. books) will not be interlibrary loaned at this time, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Student Financial Relief Resources

Kansas City:

Emergency Financial Relief Resources

Wichita:

Emergency Loan:
The Medical Society of Sedgwick County, MSSC, offers short-term, emergency loans to medical students.

Short-term Loan: Up to $500 may be requested and there is no interest charged if the loan is repaid within 60 days.
Loans often can be available on the same day.

  • Contact Ally Turner, aturner11@kumc.edu, or 316-293-3594 to complete an application. After loan approval, your check will be available at MSSC on 1102 S. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67211 from Deanne Newland 316-683-7557.

Salina:

Nutrition Resources:

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

The national domestic violence hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/help/

Kansas City:

Wichita:

Salina:

Discounted Internet Services: 

https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/index.html#!/

Last modified: Oct 07, 2020
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