Providing resources for students
The Office of Student Affairs provides resources for students from admission through graduation. The Student Affairs team is committed to supporting students by offering academic support services, facilitating student life activities and creating a student-centered environment.
- Wellness Counseling
- Orientation Advisors
- Resident Assistants
- Leave of Absences
- Student Government Association Faculty Representation
- Formal Conduct Complaints
The Office of Student Affairs was to help our students achieve and maintain optimal physical and emotional health. An essential aspect of becoming doctors is learning to take care of our own health and work-life balance, thus allowing ourselves to be the best healers that we can be to our patients. The wellness skills learned during the formative years of medical school will help us continue to grow personally and professionally over long careers as practicing physicians. The main mission of our Office is to develop and help implement measures to improve medical students’ wellness. In order to accomplish this goal, we will work together with students, residents, faculty, and staff, fostering collaborations that will lead to a culture of excellence and well-being.
Specific activities of the office include:
• Planning educational events, such as the Annual Wellness Lecture and wellness workshops
• Identifying and enriching mental health-care resources available to students
• Being a triage point for any mental health-related difficulties that may arise during medical school years.
Wellness Resources for Medical Students
Many medical students struggle to manage the unique demands of medical school. Because medical school can be stressful, a variety of resources are readily available to you. Wellness resources for medical students include professional, confidential counseling; stress and time management; comprehensive student health services; help overcoming substance abuse; fitness courses and facilities, including yoga, swimming and personal wellness and fitness courses; and special workshops and courses.
1.Student Health Services
3. Student Access
Student Access supports the University's mission and value of diversity by providing equal access to its programs and services for students who experience a disability.
4.Courses & Workshops
6.Student Debt Counseling and Financial Management
Student focused debt counseling and financial management for current students at AAU. This resource is focused on helping the students at AAU maintain a healthy balance regarding their fiscal responsibilities. One on One counseling and informational sessions are available.
RELAX AND REFUEL
In addition, Guyana, the largest island in the Caribbean invites students to explore its many activities and events. In one day, a student could visit the Guyana Botanical Gardens, roam the many pathways, romantic bridges and gazebos of this oasis in the morning, and then return to campus for a hands-on lab on exotic, wildlife species.
Students are captivated by the unique blend of the African, English and French cultures of Guyana. They can immerse themselves in Guyana’s rich history, dining at a local restaurant in the picturesque capital of St. George’s, as native music fills the air. Though many languages are spoken, English is the national language.
The Georgetown community has proudly embraced AAU and its students. Students and community members live at peace, with a mutual respect that is genuine and admired. In turn, AAU has become a vital contributor to the island financially and through humanitarian efforts. AAU is proud that its students, graduates and faculty are dedicated to improving the lives of both old and young on the Island.