I'm failing

All Medical School programs are challenging and even the brightest and best students will need some extra support at times.

Medical School can be an incredibly hard undertaking, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Chances are, there are many people feeling the same as you. Reach out to whoever you feel most comfortable with in the first instance.  The most experienced support personnel available at the ANU Medical School are your year coordinators. They can help you:

  • Develop new study plans, and give study advice that's worked for other students. 
  • Obtain special consideration for assessments.
  • Arrange time off where it's needed.
  • Reassure you that everything is okay. 
  • Help you find a solution to problems outside of studies.
  • Discuss matters on your behalf with the Medical Education Unit (MEU) and respective Phase 1/2 Associate Deans who may offer further academic support tailored to your individual needs.

 Other contacts:

If you don't feel comfortable contacting your year coordinator:

  • Reach out to a friend or family member who you can trust and feel comfortable talking to. 
  • For phase 2 students, contact one of the medical advisors. 
  • For students from both phase 1 and phase 2, contact the ANU Dean of Students who can offer impartial, confidential advice. 

Contact the Dean of Students reception to make an appointment either by phone, email or in person: 

ANU Dean of Students reception

 Email: dean.students@anu.edu.au

Phone: +61 2 6125 4184

Appointments are usually available between 10am-12noon and 1.30-3.30pm Monday to Friday.

More information about the ANU Dean of Students can be found here.


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