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RowanSOM Student Mental Health Center

In recognition of the rigorous nature of medical education and practice, RowanSOM is committed to providing timely, affordable access to expert mental health care to ensure the personal well-being and professional success of its medical students and residents.

Under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry, our Student Mental Health Center exists to combat the high rate of psychological distress that arises in the process of becoming a physician. Dr. Elina Maymind, a board-certified psychiatrist and the program’s founding director, and Dr. Paul Furtaw, a licensed psychologist, specialize in tending to the mental, emotional and behavioral needs of rising medical professionals.

We offer confidential access to psychiatric evaluation, medication management, personal counseling and performance coaching - all specifically geared toward medical students at RowanSOM, Cooper Medical School at Rowan University (CMSRU) and Rowan Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (Rowan GSBS). Additionally, we assist medical students and residents to develop self-care practices that preserve health and protect against the onset of anxiety, depression and related concerns.

Services are provided off-campus at the Department of Psychiatry’s Mt. Laurel office location for maximum privacy and discretion. Accordingly, no students or residents are permitted to shadow or deliver services as part of this program. Additionally, in order to protect against role conflicts, our clinicians do not participate in the academic evaluation of medical students or residents.

We accept many insurance plans, including the student insurance plan. Students are eligible for services, regardless of their ability to pay.

We're here to help

Your call will be returned within 24-48 hours

Our Office Location:
100 Century Parkway, Suite 350
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

If you are a medical student or resident calling Monday - Friday after 4 p.m. or on a weekend, and you need urgent medical health assistance or are in distress, please call Rowan Public Safety at 856-256-4911 and ask for the counselor on call.

What to expect when you contact us by phone:

  • Student must inform the receptionist of medical student/resident status. We see medical students and residents from RowanSOM, CMSRU and Rowan GSBS.
  • Name, phone number and concerns will be requested.
  • A clinician will return the student's call within 24-48 hours.
  • Once a student decides to schedule an appointment, insurance information will be requested.
  • The student will receive a packet to complete and bring to the first appointment.

What to expect when you visit our office:

  • A clinician will ask the student to discuss their concerns and answer detailed questions about the student's life.
  • The first session will last 45-60 minutes; follow-up sessions range from 30-45 minutes.
  • Together, the clinician and student will create a tailored plan of care.