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.
Medical Student Performance Evaluation(MSPE)
MSPE Appointments will be available: June 2 - September 23.
See the scheduling instructions for the Class of 2016 for more information.
COM Faculty & Peer Mentor Program
Helping New Students Experience Medical School, Not Just Survive It
Congratulations on your acceptance and welcome to the University of Tennessee College of Medicine! At the UT College of Medicine students have access to a number of faculty, peer and administrative mentors who have volunteered to help ease the transition into medical school starting from the first day of orientation. Our Faculty Mentors are dedicated to providing guidance on personal and professional development as well as academic counseling and career planning.
Our Peer Mentors provide information from the student point of view and can refer students to helpful resources when needed. Peer mentors also facilitate socialization with faculty and members of other classes. The Faculty and Peer Mentor Program is coordinated by the COM Office of Student Affairs. Every effort will be made to match you with a Mentor group with similar interests and goals as your own. Begin selecting your own Mentor group by following these three easy steps:
- Review the Faculty and Peer Mentor Directory (Netid/Password Required)
- Identify up to three (3) Mentor groups in order of preference. Note that each Mentor group will consist of one (1) Faculty Mentor, up to three (3) Peer Mentors, and up to four (4) first year medical students. Every effort will be made to match students to the group highest on their preference list.
- Select the link below to enter your three selected Groups and complete the bio request form. All incoming students must belong to a Group.
Students who have not responded and/or selected a group by July 10, 2015 will be automatically assigned to a group by our office.
Important Policy Change for ERAS LoRs: Beginning with ERAS 2016
Effective ERAS 2016, all letters of recommendation must be uploaded by you or your designee using the ERAS Letter of Recommendation Portal (LoRP). Medical schools will no longer be able to upload letters on your behalf. When the ERAS 2016 season opens in May, you will be able to add your LoR Authors in your MyERAS Application and only after that, your LoR Authors will be able to upload their letters for you.
Letters can only be uploaded once the ERAS system opens in May 2015 for the upcoming application cycle.
- At that time, applicants will provide you with a Letter Request Form that includes instructions for the LoRP as well as a unique identifier for each LoR you are asked to upload.
- If you do not already have an account, you will be asked to create one in order to gain access to the LoRP.
- Account creation is simple and only requires your name and email address.
- Please do not send letters to the AAMC/ERAS; they will be returned.
- All the technical specifications for letters can be found on our website https://www.aamc.org/eras/lorp.
- In the meantime, please contact the ERAS HelpDesk by email ERASLoRP@aamc.org or by phone 202-862-6249 if you have additional questions.
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 Saturday from 1:00-4:00 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.