Class of 2023, Welcome!

Office of Student Affairs


The Office of Student Affairs has many functions. It ensures that students are properly registered for all basic science courses and clinical clerkships and electives. It maintains the academic records of all students and serves as a reference source for inquiries from future employers and licensing agencies. Staff members plan many of the major student activities such as orientation programs for all classes, Family and Friends Day for First Year Students, Match Day, the Honors Convocation, the White Coat Ceremony, and Commencement. Perhaps the most important function of the office is assisting students in negotiating the residency and match application process and in deciding upon their future area of specialization. All members of the Office of Student Affairs are firmly committed to ensuring that students feel like valued members of an extended family. Our office exists precisely to be of service to you, and we welcome every opportunity to assist you in your career progression and professional development.

Patrick Duff, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology


The Office of Student Affairs and Registration acts as a branch of the University’s Office of the Registrar. This office assists students with any requests they might make to the Office of the University Registrar or the Office of Student Services located on the main campus.

Services include student registration, drop/add, verification of enrollment, completion of loan deferment forms, good student driver forms, change of address forms, requests for official transcripts, degree applications, and health insurance forms. When in doubt where to submit a request of any kind, check with the Office of Student Affairs and Registration first. We may be able to save you a trip “up the hill” to the main campus.

The Office of Student Affairs and Registration strives to create a comfort zone for students. The staff is pleased to aid and support students whenever possible. There is a computer and telephone/fax located in the office for student use, chairs and desk for writing or reading that quick note, and brochures of interest. We are also pleased to announce the return of the ever-popular candy dish to provide that little comfort treat!


The four years of medical education are divided into preclinical course work (two years) and clinical clerkships and electives (two years)..


STUDENT HONORS AND AWARDS PRESENTED AT GRADUATION At the time of the annual commencement ceremony, several major honors and awards are presented to graduating students.

Graduation 2019

Match Day

The medical residency match: a rite of passage to become a doctor in America. Thousands of medical students across the country enter their hopes and statistics into an algorithm that suddenly one afternoon in March simultaneously determines where each will first practice as doctors.

Balloon 2019

Medical Student Performance Evaluation

The [MSPE] is prepared for all senior students by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The document is a key part of the residency application packet.


Office Staff

Get to know our office staff.

Orientation for 1st YR Students

Our Class of 2024 orientation will be here before you know it! We hope the following information will be helpful to you and alleviate some of your apprehension as to the where, when, and what is expected of you those first few days.

2019 orientation

Policies, Procedures, and Resources

And other helpful links


The Office of Student Affairs and Registration provides a variety of academic support services to assist students in achieving academic success throughout their medical education.

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Social Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Apr 27

  2. Apr 28

  3. Apr 29

  4. Apr 30

  5. May 01

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  19. May 15


Emergency Preparedness

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Emergency Preparedness Information

Class of 2023 Orientation Schedule

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Class of 2023 Orientation Schedule

Class of 2023 – Friends and Family Day

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Class of 2023 – Family and Friends Day will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 7:30am until noon in the HMEB.  Please encourage your…

Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony

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The White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2023 will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. …

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