College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs
Welcome to the Office of Student Affairs web page. We appreciate the time you have taken to visit our page and hope you find our information helpful and informative. The Office of Student Affairs is concerned with the overall growth, development, and graduation of medical students. Thus, the goal of our office is to serve students through a wide range of activities and programs, including career counseling, residency placement, graduation activities, and much, much more.
Student Affairs is intimately involved in seeking ways to enhance students' non-academic experiences with a goal of assuring that problems are addressed before they have an adverse affect on the students. Students with various concerns, whether personal, financial, or social, should not hesitate to contact our office whenever they feel the need.
Class of 2013 Deans' Convocation | Friday, May 31, 2013
The Class of 2013 Deans' Convocation will held on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Students should arrive for Convocation no later than 7:30 a.m. For additional information regarding the College of Medicine Deans' Convocation, please visit us online at http://www.uthsc.edu/medicine/students/inc/grad.htm.
Academic regalia is required for all students and faculty participating in both the Convocation and Graduation Ceremonies.
Academic regalia will be available for early pickup in the Lobby of the 920 Plaza on Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday May 30th. Academic regalia not picked up early will be delivered to the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church the morning of Convocation. Faculty should proceed to the back of the Church in the administration area for pick up. For questions concerning Academic Regalia, please contact the UTHSC Bookstore at 448-5413 or visit the UTHSC Bookstore located in the 910/920/930 Plaza Lobby.
Faculty who have not yet ordered Academic Regalia, please be reminded that the deadline to do so is April 25, 2013.
Convocation Faculty RSVP Form
RSVP Deadline: May 22, 2013
The College of Medicine faculty are invited to attend the Class of 2013 Deans' Convocation on Friday, May 31, 2013, 8:30 a.m., at the Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church (corner of Bellevue and Jefferson). We hope your schedule will permit you to attend as this is a very special day in the lives of our senior class and their families. If you have not attended in the past, please note that the faculty, in their regalia, will process to the ceremony together and will sit with the Deans' party. The ceremony should be over by 10:30 a.m.
For your convenience, members of the College of Medicine faculty wishing to attend the 2013 Deans' Convocation may RSVP by:
- calling the Office of Student Affairs at 448-5531;
- completing the Online Deans' Convocation RSVP Form
[UTNET ID and password required];
- faxing your completed Deans' Convocation RSVP Form to Debbey Hester at 901.448.7085.
2013 Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Inc. Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award recipients named by Class 2013
Last month, members of the Class of 2013 selected six residents to receive The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award. These award recipients were selected based on their demonstrated commitment to teaching and compassionate treatment of patients and families, students and colleagues as outlined by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, Inc. Each award winner will be presented with a certificate, a specially designed gold lapel pin and a check for $250 from The Gold Foundation during our 2013 Student Clinician's Ceremony on May 2, 2013 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. Please join the Office of Student Affairs in congratulating the following individuals have been selected as the 2013 HETA Award recipients:
Joshua Worthington, M.D., General Surgery (Chattanooga)
Shane Kelly, M.D., Internal Medicine (Knoxville)
John Nelson, M.D., General Surgery (Memphis)
C. Asa Reynolds, M.D., General Surgery (Memphis)
John Sharpe, M.D., General Surgery (Memphis)
Charles Swift, D.O., Internal Medicine (Memphis)
Health Services for UTHSC Students outside Memphis
For ALL students, on or off the UT Health Science Center (UTHSC) campus, a University Health Services (UHS) on-call provider is available 24/7 for any urgent issue (medical or behavioral health). The number to call is 901-541-5654.
If you are having an emergency, call 911 to access immediate help in your area. To reach a provider at UHS, Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:30, call 901-448-5630. More Information
Clínica Esperanza (Clinic of Hope) serves uninsured, Hispanic patients each Wednesday evening from 5:30-9:00 pm. With the support of Christ Community Clinic, Clínica Esperanza has helped meet the medical needs of hundreds of patients over the last three years. The clinic is completely run by volunteers. Student volunteers from all four medical school classes come each week and serve as interpreters, work in the lab, help update patient records, and interview and examine patients under the direction of attending physicians. The attending physicians from the departments of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Ob/Gyn provide patients with excellent care, while exemplifying for the students the importance of serving in the community as an essential part of the medical profession. Clínica Esperanza would also like to thank our faculty sponsors, Dr. Adams-Graves, Dr. Ellis, Dr. Lewis, and Dr. Steinhauer for their continued support as volunteer attendings. Clínica Esperanza is located at 2861 Broad Avenue in the Christ Community building. If you would like more information about Clínica Esperanza, please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.