Student Affairs Deans are available to help you, providing mentorship and guidance in the professional and personal aspects of your medical education and career development.
All students are assigned to a clinically active faculty member who serves as their Core Advisor throughout their time in medical school. The faculty member also facilitates the Integrated Problems (IP) discussion sessions during the first year. Core Advisors do not evaluate their students.
Core Advisors also facilitate the M1 Integrated Problems (IP) doctoring course, a strategy that fosters relationship building early on between students and clinically-active faculty advisors. In addition to regularly scheduled small group discussions, the Core Advisors provide advice and support to students, helping them network, navigate problems, identify additional faculty mentors, research projects, summer plans, and general career advice.
These core advisors, from many medical specialties, serve as resources for students to obtain both academic, personal, and career advice. In addition to the weekly IP sessions, the advisor meets each advisee individually at least once a semester, to discuss their transition and progress in school, summer plans, and review the student’s e-Portfolio. Advisors also have group meals once a semester open to all of their advisees over the four years, to foster relationships and informal peer mentoring among the classes.
FSAs are an important part of your career development and education, and serve as a resource to help guide an mentor you through the residency selection and application process.
Students who are committed to student leadership and who show strong commitment to helping new students make the transition from undergraduates to informed, successful medical students.