Check Your Pulse (CYP)

What is CYP?

The Office of Learner Affairs (OLA) offers 30-minute Check Your Pulse (CYP) sessions to Health Professions learners.* CYP is a voluntary, brief, informal, and confidential meeting with a Learner Life Specialist (LLS) to introduce OLA’s services and check-in on learner wellness. These check-ins are reserved for learners who have yet to meet with an LLS. 

Who is eligible for CYP and how do you book a session?

CYP is offered to Health Professions Learners* who are not already connected to an OLA LLS.

* Health Professions Learners eligible for CYP include: OSOT, MRS, PA, MD and PGME.

What can you expect from a CYP session? 

  • Based on your discussion with the LLS, the session may lead to:

    • Meetings with a LLS for personal counselling

    • Meeting with another OLA staff member (i.e. career, academic, accommodations etc.)

    • Connection to a community service/resource outside of OLA.

Why would I book a CYP session?

  • I am unfamiliar with OLA’s services and want to learn more.

  • I want more information on the types of support an LLS provides.

  • I am new to counselling and want to make sure it is a good fit for me.

  • I would like to talk about my progress in my program.

  • I'd like to debrief an impactful event.

How can I book a CYP session?

If you have questions about CYP , feel free to email us at

OLA’s Confidentiality Statement 

All discussions with our team are strictly confidential. OLA provides a variety of services including, but are not limited to, consultations, referral services, short-term treatment, workshops and support groups to learners at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine. We understand that confidentiality is a significant concern for all learners. The information you share will not be released or shared without your permission and written consent except as the law requires.  

We are required to disclose confidential information if:  

  • it is believed that you may be a danger to yourself or others.  

  • a minor is being physically or sexually abused or is at risk of being abused.  

  • a health professional who has been sexually abusive to a client (including yourself).

  • a court of law subpoenas our records.