Student Assistance

The Student Assistance section (formerly the 'Red Button') is intended as a quick reference for medical students at the University of Toronto who are experiencing an urgent or crisis situation.

This section provides information and links to resources on key issues that may arise, but does not connect you directly to assistance.

If your health or safety, or the health or safety of someone else, is at risk, please call 911 or seek medical attention right away.


Students talkingPersonal issues & academic concerns >

Dealing with personal issues? Please know that you are not alone. There are many people who can help you, no matter what problem you might be facing.

School absences >

We recognize that there are instances, which may necessitate you to take time away from the MD Program. Learn about planned and unplanned absences.

Student mistreatment  >

If you are experiencing mistreatment, including incidents of discrimination, harassment, mistreatment and other unprofessional behaviour, connect with us and get assistance.

Student Outbreak/exposure Management Plan (StOMP)  >

If you receive a notification that you have been exposed to COVID-19 while on core rotation/elective placement or within the community, the Student Outbreak/exposure Management Plan (StOMP) will guide your navigation of this scenario, provide you with access to resources and help to minimize the impact of exposure on your education.

Workplace injury and health care access >

If you have been injured in the workplace see a detailed outline of the steps that should be taken.