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Medical Education
Medical Student Education

Advising Model for Classes of 2018 and 2019

The Advisory College Mentors work with the SET Academic Advisors to provide comprehensive general mentoring for all second-, third-, and fourth-year medical students. The Mentors support student academic and personal success and also help students in the early career decision-making. Academic Advisors, housed within the Medical Student Center, provide advising focused on academic support, entering and exiting the curriculum, clerkship selection and placement, and the residency application process. In the third year, students are also provided with one of the Bridges Coaches as an additional option for general support during that year.

Career Advisors within clinical departments provide advising focused on supporting each student's residency match. Below please find additional information about each of these advising system components.

Who's on Your Advising Team?

  • Advisory College Mentors - The Advisory College Program is designed to provide mentoring and personalized academic advising, facilitate student communication among peers and faculty, and guide students through an array of educational resources, timelines, clinical care settings, and prospective career options.
  • Academic Advisors - Cha Viloria and Amanda Dohse advise students on the curriculum and help ensure that all requirements are met while students also pursue personal areas of interest.
  • Advisory College UIM Specialist Dr. Denise Davis leads advising services with programming for medical students from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to, students of color, LGBTQ students, and first generation college students.
  • Career Advisors - Career Advisors are UCSF faculty who have been selected by their department to advise medical students through the specialty selection and residency application process.
  • Associate Deans - Dr. John Davis, Associate Dean for Curriculum, and Dr. Lee Jones, Associate Dean for Students, are always happy to meet with medical students to discuss their curricular progress, career planning, or general advising questions.