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Tasmanian University Medical Students Society student mentor scheme: a model to help students in distress

Lisa M Barrow
Med J Aust 2002; 177 (1): 12.
Published online: 1 July 2002

The Tasmanian University Medical Students Society (TUMSS) and the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) have jointly run a mentor scheme linking students with doctors since 1994. However, the scheme was not meeting the needs of students. In particular, there was a lack of support for students who were distressed or affected by adverse life events, such as mental or physical illness and loss of family support. The impact of such problems was seen to contribute to the average annual loss of 11 students for the academic years 1999–2000.

  • Lisa M Barrow

  • School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS.


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