About the 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 nonacademic activities and programs, including career counseling, residency placement, graduation activities, and much, much more.
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions
Susan C Brewer, MD
Dr. Brewer is a Tennessee native and received a B.A. from UTK and a M.T. from St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in clinical microbiology. She received her MD from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship in Infectious Disease at UT. She was appointed the vice-chair for Student Programs in the Department of Medicine in 1998. She was appointed Assistant Dean for the Clinical Curriculum in 2007 and served in that position for more than seven years before assuming the position of Dean of Students. She practices as an infectious disease consultant with a special interest in HIV/AIDS.
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Catherine Womack, MD
Dr Catherine Womack is an Internist who has been working at the University of Tennessee's Health Science Center for the last 15 years. She has been involved in teaching students and residents the practice of Internal Medicine in the inpatient and outpatient setting during her tenure here. In her role as the Co-Chief of the General Internal Medicine division, she has worked with her partners to create a thriving private practice which allows multiple opportunities for learning for Medicine residents, Med-Peds residents and medical students. She is also involved in Graduate Medical Education as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine training program at UTHSC as well as the Site Director for the Medicine Training Program at Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis. She works in the Department of Preventive Medicine on several NIH funded clinical trials and understands the complexity of balancing teaching/research and clinical care.
Counselor Minority Student Affairs
Gerald Presbury, M.D.
Assistant Dean, Admissions
Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. Strother grew up in Virginia. He attended East Carolina University earning a BA with a double major in philosophy and psychology. After completing an MA in philosophy at Memphis State University in 1978, Mr. Strother began working with TRIO programs at the Girls Club of Memphis and subsequently became Coordinator of Admissions at Methodist Hospital School of Nursing.
Mr. Strother came to UT in 1985 and has worked in both the College of Medicine Admissions Office and the University Admissions Office.
Director of Career Counseling
Courtney Cook, MA
Courtney Cook earned her Master of Arts degree in Higher Education (2007) and Bachelor of Psychology degree (2005) from the University of Mississippi. With over 10 years of experience working in Higher Education, Courtney serves as the Director of Career Counseling with the responsibility of providing career counseling to all students, coordinating events and workshops, and assisting the Office of Student Affairs with various initiatives and programs. Courtney joined the College of Medicine in August 2016 and enjoys meeting with students and connecting and working with faculty and staff.
Deborah D. Hester
Sr. Administrative Services Assistant
Taylor R. Smith, MA
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Office of Student Affairs
910 Madison Ave, #1031
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5684
Fax: (901) 448-7085
Susan C. Brewer, M.D.
David M. Stern, M.D.