Office of Student Counseling & Development


The Office of Student Counseling & Development provides confidential, short-term, personal counseling to the graduate, medical, and physician assistant students in the College of Medicine. For long-term counseling, students will receive referral assistance to local providers. Additionally, referrals can be expedited for psychiatric and neuropsychological evaluation services.


Need an Appointment?

Please send an email to Dr. Dede with the following information:

  • Your name and student status
    e.g. Albert Gator, MS1
  • Your availability for the entire week
    e.g. Monday-Friday, 10:00-4:00 PM and after 5:00 PM (for clinical students)
  • Specify the urgency of your request
    e.g. Same day, this week, next week

*If a reply is not sent within one business day, please resend your email or call the Office of Educational Affairs at 352-273-7925

immediate assistance

Students needing immediate assistance are to contact one of the following resources:


Please call 988


Confidentiality is maintained barring when disclosure is required by law (e.g., danger to self, others, suspicion of abuse of children, the elderly or disabled). This information is not included in the official student records, nor is it disclosed to the administration, faculty or any licensing board without the student’s written consent.