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.


Friday, January 15th – Abstract deadline for Medicine AΩA Research Day

The Department of Medicine and AΩA Beta TN Chapter are once again joining forces for the 2016 Research Day, to be held February 12th. Abstract submissions are invited from all UTHSC medical students as well as all Department of Medicine residents, fellows, post-docs, and faculty. Please submit an abstract of new or recently presented research results that will be displayed as a poster during the event. Prizes will be awarded to the top abstracts from fellows, residents, post-docs and students. One abstract from each trainee category will be presented orally during the program. ALL OTHER ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED WILL BE PRESENTED AS POSTERS. 

Abstracts are limited to one page, single spaced in Arial 11 font, BOLD the title, and indicate in BOLD the abstract presenter. The presenter must be the first author. Below the body of the abstract, indicate if the presenter is a student, post-doc, resident or fellow. ONLY ONE ABSTRACT PER PRESENTER (although one individual may be a co-author on multiple abstracts). Submit abstracts any time prior to the deadline to:

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Making plans with the Class of 2016


Graduation Class Composite Photographs

Time will pass quickly and your schedules will fill-up before you know it! Please take advantage of the opportunity in both Memphis and Chattanooga to have your senior photograph taken for the Medicine Composite.
DEADLINE: January 7, 2016

Memphis Campus:  November 4 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM | SAC North Lounge, 3rd Floor

Appointments are not necessary. Remaining dates to have graduation composite photo taken in Memphis: November 9, December 1, January 6, and January 7.

Chattanooga Campus:  November 17 | 10:45 AM – 1:00 PM | Whitehall Building, GME Office, Suite 104 Conference Room

Appointments are not necessary but please RSVP. . Remaining dates to have graduation composite photo taken in Chattanooga: November 9, December 1, January 6, and January 7.

AAMC Graduation Questionnaire

Each year in February, senior medical students are asked to participate in the AAMC Graduation Questionnaire. Participation in the Graduation Questionnaire is an important way to provide feedback to improve medical education and student support services at our medical school. The questionnaire is a primary source of data on clinical training effectiveness, specialty and career plans, financial aid and student wellness.

After the survey closes, the AAMC will provide reports that aggregate results at the school level. These results are compared to national aggregated responses to benchmark how our school is performing in certain critical areas. The AAMC also uses these responses to provide information to support advocacy efforts for medical education.

Important Upcoming Dates for the Class of 2016

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 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

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Office of Student Affairs

910 Madison Ave, #1043
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5684
Fax: (901) 448-7085


Associate Dean:
Susan C. Brewer, M.D.

Executive Dean:
David M. Stern, M.D.