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Undergraduate and Graduate Programs 2023-2024


Mete Salih Aker, M.D., Director

The goal of the university's Health Center is to promote the physical and emotional well-being of the students and staff. Located on both the Main and East Campuses, the center provides medical services as well as preventative health care and health education. Its professional staff includes general practitioners, a gynecologist, an ophthalmologist, psychiatrists, a dermatologist, an orthopedist, a dentist, a radiologist, an ear, nose and throat specialist, nurses, emergency medical technicians and a paramedic.

A physician and a nurse are on duty at the Main Campus Health Center 24 hours, including weekends. In cases of emergency, university ambulances accompanied by Health Center doctors and nurses are available 24 hours to take patients to nearby hospitals.

The Centers have two in-house laboratories for immediate medical tests such as blood counts, urine analysis, blood chemistry and a unit for X-ray and ultrasound exams. Prescription medication can be purchased from the Main Campus pharmacy or from pharmacies in Ankuva Bilkent Center.

Services Provided

  • First aid treatment and medical examinations
  • Contagious disease prevention
  • Supervision of patient recovery
  • Conducting research about the environmental health conditions on campus and reporting the results to the university administration
  • Health education programs on general medical and health issues and first aid courses

Applying to the Health Center

In the event of illness or injury, students and staff should seek medical help from the Health Center. First aid and initial treatment are carried out at the Health Center and, if necessary, the patient may be referred to a specialist or to a hospital which has a medical services agreement with the university.

Psychological Counseling and Development Center, (Mete Salih Aker, Coordinator)

The Psychological Counseling and Development Center helps guide Bilkent students through their self-development journey. Helping students to develop an awareness of their potential and to apply this to their academic, professional, social and personal lives is the main focus of the center. Students who use the center's services are professionally supported in developing their unique personalities and creating a satisfying lifestyle. The services offered by the center are individual and group counseling for pressing needs as well as seminars, workshops and self-help materials for preventive purposes. Some of the topics covered in the preventive services are stress management; examination and performance anxiety; interpersonal communication; concentration and study skills; time management; realistic self-evaluation; intimate relations; problem solving; effective presentation skills, enhancing cognitive skills in learning; developmental stages of life; and importance of identity in personality development. The center also conducts surveys to identify the expectations and needs of the students. The results of these surveys contribute to the ongoing services program and also to planning future activities.

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