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.

2017 College of Medicine May Graduation

The DEADLINE for COM faculty to RSVP participation at the College of Medicine graduation is May 20, 2017.

The Memphis Cook Convention Center ~Grand Ballroom (255 N Main Street)
Friday, May 26, 2017, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM (approximate).

3 ways Faculty can RSVP

There are three ways to RSVP your participation at the 2017 COM May Graduation:

The RSVP Deadline is 5:00 PM,  May 20th.

Note: Free onsite parking available at the MCCC Grand Ballroom. Faculty should proceed directly to the MCCC South Hall faculty staging area upon arrival by 8:45 AM. Academic regalia is required for on-stage seating. 

Academic regalia will be available for early pick-up on Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 25th. Regalia not picked up by 4:00 PM Thursday, May 25th will be delivered to the MCCCGrand Ballroom faculty staging area.

Parent's Reception: Invitation for COM Faculty

COM Faculty are also invited to attend the Class of 2017 Parent's Reception Thursday evening, May 25 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Memphis Botanic Garden (750 Cherry Road).

For more information on the Class of 2017 May Graduation or the Class of 2017 Parent's Reception, please visit our Graduation web page, contact Debbey Hester via email, or call 448-5531.

Important Upcoming Dates for the Class of 2017

  • Match Day: March 17, 2017 | 11:00 AM – Noon | Memphis Botanic Gardens
  • Caduceus Ball: March 18, 2017 | 6:00 PM – 11 PM | Minglewood Hall
  • Parent's Reception: May 25, 2017 | 5:00 PM – 8 PM | Memphis Botanic Gardens
  • COM Graduation: May 26, 2017 | 9:30 AM | Memphis Cook Convention Center-Grand Ballroom

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, M.D.

Executive Dean:
Steve J. Schwab, M.D.