College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs

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.

Save the Date - Residency Exploration Day

Residency Exploration Day
Co-hosted by the Office of Student Affairs and the Memphis Medical Society
November 27-29, 2018 | 4:30pm–7:00pm
Student Alumni Center (SAC)
Dinner provided!

Preliminary Schedule Residency Exploration Day 

MMS - Physician Listing

Plan to join our office along with our distinguished faculty, knowledgeable residents, community physicians and student interest group leaders for the Class of 2020 Residency Exploration Day. Representatives from all specialties will be hosting a number of thirty-minute "round-robin" sessions. These sessions are designed to provide you with a quick glimpse into the various specialties you might be considering as a career choice. We encourage you to come prepared to ask questions about:

  • Competitiveness of the specialty; parallel plans and prelim applications;
  • How important are electives, visiting rotations & research
  • How many applications? How many interviews? Interview timelines?
  • Life style, career building, and fellowship opportunities;
  • What about LORs/SLORs and SVI (EM)?
  • Tips on creating an effective application (CV & personal statement and LORs); best match strategies;
  • Filters used in granting interviews ranking applicants and matching into the specialty of your choice (i.e., importance of MSPE, USMLE scores, GPA, AOA, research, etc.).

Session dates, times and locations will be coming to your inbox soon!

For questions, please contact Debbey Hester at or 448-5531.

Protecting our UTHSC Brand! It's a BIG deal

Student groups and organizations often do not realize all that they need to do before producing and selling an item such as a T-shirt. First, they must submit the design for their art to the UTHSC Communications and Marketing Department for review. After Communications and Marketing has reviewed, edited and approved the design, it then must be submitted to the UTHSC Office of Student Affairs. All student fund-raising projects, even when they don't include the UTHSC brand, must first be approved by the UTHSC Office of Student Affairs. The Office of Trademark Licensing will provide an updated list of approved vendors from which to choose at Vendors who do not appear on the list are not approved to print items with the UTHSC brand.

Dr. Susan Brewer will be hosting an afternoon info-session on "Fundraising Hurdles & Campus Regulations" for COM student group and organization leaders. Class officers (presidents, vice-presidents, secretaries and treasurers) are also expected to attend. Group/organization leaders and class officers are asked to RSVP responding to your MeetingWizard invitation or by contacting Alysia Danley ( / 448-5684) directly. Time and location of meeting TBA.

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


Clinica Esperanza (Clinic of Hope) serves uninsured, Hispanic patients each Wednesday from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. With the support of Christ Community Clinic, Clinica 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. Clinica 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. Clinica Esperanza is located at 2861 Broad Avenue in the Christ Community building. If you would like more information about Clinica Esperanza, please E-mail

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Office of Student Affairs

910 Madison Ave, #1031
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5684
Fax: (901) 448-7085 

Associate Dean:
Susan C. Brewer, MD

Scott E. Strome, MD
Robert Kaplan Executive Dean,
Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs
910 Madison Ave, Ste 1002
Memphis, TN 38163