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.

World AIDS Day 2015

American Medical Student Association
In partnership with
Invites you to join us in remembrance of

World AIDS Day 2015

December 1, 2015 12PM to 1PM

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Class of 2017 Residency Exploration Day (RED)

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Residency Exploration Day (RED)
is designed to orient medical students to the various specialties and opportunities awaiting them. All students participating in RED will receive a final copy of the program, which will include session times and room assignments for the various specialties. RED will begin promptly at 4:00 PM; each session will last thirty minutes. These informal "round-robin" specialty sessions provide a brief opportunity to begin exploring the various specialties with members of our faculty and residents gaining valuable insight into career choices and opportunities.

For students rotating on the Knoxville and Chattanooga campuses, Residency Exploration Day (RED) will be held on December 9th and 10th from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM in the Dean’s Conference Room (GSM Building, 3rd Floor).

Student Alumni Center (SAC) | November 30 – December 2, 2015 | 4:00 – 6:00 PM | Schedule

Session Registration for Students: Class of 2017 Online RED Registration Form

Class of 2018 Y2Q Survey Ipad Mini Contest

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The Medical School Year Two Questionnaire (Y2Q) will launch October 1 to all active second-year medical students as currently designated in the AAMC Student Records System (SRS). On October 1, you will receive an email from containing a private, unique link to the Y2Q survey. This invitation is for all M2s regardless of whether they have or have not begun clinical clerkships.

If you are unable to locate your email link to the Y2Q, contact the AAMC at

Submission Deadline: December 1

As an incentive, we will hold a prize drawing to give away 4 iPad Mini's from among the students who submit their Y2Q completion confirmation print-out to the Student Affairs office.

I have completed the Y2Q but I would like confirmation. What do I do?

Your survey contains a Confirmation Page, which you can print out even if you have completed the survey. Use your original Y2Q link to re-enter your survey, scroll through your saved responses, and press the "submit" button at the end of the survey to find the Confirmation Page. Re-entering and re-submitting your survey does not affect your Y2Q completion status, and you are free to change your responses before the survey closes.

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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Contact Us

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.