Thriving at work and having good interactions with colleagues starts with a clear understanding of one’s goals, character and behavior. The following links provide tools to help discovering oneself.  

DISC Assessment: A self-assessment that measures observable behavior. This is a helpful tool for expanding self-awareness and appreciating and capitalizing on differences within a team.

360 Degree Feedback Assessment: Collect feedback from people you interact with to provide a detailed report.

Individual Development Plan (IDP): A program to identify your professional goals, determine what experiences, skills and behaviors are necessary to achieve those goals, and then create a plan of action to achieve your goals.

Myers-Briggs test: An introspective self-report questionnaire that identifies differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.


From time to time conflicts arise between coworkers. What to do in such cases is not always obvious. The following links provide tools to help you manage conflicts that may arise in the work place, whether you are directly involved or witnessing them.

MCDB Student Handbook (PDF)

Yale Medical School Ombudsperson Merle Waxman, Associate Dean, Ombudsperson and Director, Women in Medicine.

Active Bystander Training

Concerns About Bullying at Work (PDF)

Conflict Management

Drafting/Sending a Private Letter to a person who has harassed or offended you. (PDF)

Elements of an Effective Apology (PDF)

Find the Mentoring You Need (PDF)

Fostering Academic Integrity (Widnall Report, MIT) (PDF)

IsR3: A Problem-Solving Algorithm (PDF)

Keeping Notes, Writing a Diary (PDF)

Prepare, Prepare, Prepare (PDF) — a self-help handout for salary negotiation.

Resources for Handling Complaints Effectively (PDF) – a self-help handout.

Research Integrity and Compliance

When People see Unacceptable Behavior (PDF)

MIT’s Ombuds Office


Discrimination should have no place at work. These links provide tools to foster inclusion in our department and also to address discrimination and harassment concerns.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion:  This web site maintained by Yale provides information about many Yale programs such as Equal Opportunity, Work-life and Childcare, Accommodation Program, Affinity groups, Diversity education

Resources for Students to Address Discrimination and Harassment Concerns

Get Help & Support
Policies and Definitions
Access University Resources
Complaint Resolution


If you are experiencing or witnessing sexual harassment please follow the links below to get help.

Yale SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Education) Center: Call or drop in to SHARE for confidential information, advocacy, and support. Calls can be anonymous if you wish.

Contact and Hours:

Phone:         (203) 432-2000
Hours:         9:00am-5:00pm - Monday to Friday
Address:    55 Lock St., Lower Level 

What You Need to Know (PDF) 
Yale Sexual Misconduct Response and Prevention



The following links provide information about how to get help and counseling regarding mental health issues.

Yale Mental Health & Counseling

Contact and Hours:

Phone:         203-432-0290 (8:30am-5:00pm)
Hours:          8:00-6:00 pm - Monday-Friday
Urgent care after hours call Acute Care: 203-432-0123

How to Get Started (video)
Explore Your Therapy Options (video)

Other Mental Health Resources for Students

Every Yale student enrolled at least half time in a Yale degree program is eligible for counseling at Mental Health & Counseling completely free of charge regardless of whether they have waived Yale Health Hospitalization/Specialty Care coverage.

Consultations, counseling, psychotherapy, and crisis intervention are available to all students and to eligible spouses and civil union partners.  A referral is not needed, and appointments can be made by phone and/or in person for an initial consultation.