Confidential Peer Assistance Program (CPAP)

U of M Medical School Confidential Peer Assistance Program logo: "When you need to talk to someone"Need someone to talk to? We're here.

The Confidential Peer Assistance Program (CPAP) is an organization of University of Minnesota medical students who provide confidential, non-judgmental support to fellow students looking for assistance in coping with school and non-school related questions and stressors.

What we offer

Medical school can be a stressful and emotionally charged time. We are a group of  students who can identify with many of the stresses that students face, and we are dedicated to improving the wellbeing of fellow students and the medical school community as a whole. CPAP strives to forge bonds between students in an effort to build a supportive, connected community.

Our efforts towards this goal have included:

  • Cooking classes at the Good Acre
  • Coffee with CPAP, a program that pairs MS1s and MS2s, connecting them thru conversation and coffee.
  • Reflecting Pool Events, which facilitate an intentional space for students to discuss school, life, and wellbeing – exploring their shared and unique experiences in medical school.
  • Tea Time, a weekly, peer-facilitated conversation to process the highs and lows of life as a medical student.  Hot water and tea provided.
  • hUMaNs of Minnesota Med, a photo project published on Facebook to feature students, faculty, and staff at the medical school.
  • Our members are also available for one-on-one meetings. If you need someone to listen, are concerned about yourself or a classmate, have academic concerns, or need a referral to an appropriate health professional, CPAP is there for you. 

Contact CPAP


If you have a quick question or need a resource, feel free to email CPAP at One of the peer assistants will get back to you as soon as possible.


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