Who Should I Go to For...

  • A concern in my personal life (which may cause me to fall behind on preclinical work, to miss class/clinical duties, or to request an extension on a project/exam)?
    • JoMo and Anna Delaney! Both will write back to your email within 24 hrs.
  • Concern about my academic performance (preclinical exams, shelf exams, Step)?
    • Carrie Renner (especially to arrange an MS4 tutor when applicable) and JoMo (especially for advice regarding residency applications)!
  • A personal physical health concern?
    • JoMo (especially to arrange an expedited appointment with a Penn specialist) and Anna Delaney!
  • A personal mental health concern, or just wanting to vent a bit?
    • Tiffany Brown! She's our CAPS on-site therapist, available 4-7 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Smilow 1-103.
  • Recommendations for a mental health specialist outside of CAPS?
    • Carrie Renner!
  • A concern about a friend's mental health?
    • You can discuss the situation and get suggestions about what to do from CAPS over the phone at 214-898-7021. You can let them know if you want an "urgent" call back.
  • Discussing an uncomfortable situation with someone from the administration or faculty/staff?
    • Dr. Iris Reyes, our Ombudsperson
  • Reporting an incident of mistreatment (to me or someone else) that occurred at the school or in the clinical setting?
    • Safety net, which can be anonymous or not based on your preference.
  • Information about financial aid or financial advice?
    • Jean Fox (financial aid lead) and Mike Sabara from admissions!
  • Reserving a room (for an event or otherwise) or scheduling an appointment to review an exam?
    • Jon McCabe!
  • Scheduling (e.g. making a special request for your surgery clerkship subspecialties based on your career interests, arranging a non-preapproved elective opportunity, switching your electives after OASIS is closed, arranging two-week rotations, getting all your ducks in a row for graduation)?
    • Helene Weinberg, our wonderful registrar.
  • Information on MD-Master's Programs?
    • Amy Nothelfer!
  • Logistical issues (jury duty, vaccine papers, etc)?
    • Yvonne Young!
    • Shadowing opportunities?
      • Your advisory dean or Dr. Neha Vapiwala!
    • Research opportunities?
      • Amy Nothelfer advises med student on research opportunities! You can also ask your advisory dean, Dr. Vapiwala, or Anna Delaney!
    • Reimbursement for student group/personal travel grant expenses?
      • Nancy O'Reilly!
    • A big hug and a warm smile?
      • Miss Doris!
    • PDI Office Hours?

      1. Dr. Horace DeLisser (Monday & Wednesday, 2-5pm)

      2. Dr. Cindy Christian (Thursday, 3-5pm)

      3. Dr. Roy Hamilton (Friday, 3-5pm)

      4. Erika Dawson (daily, 8:30-4:30)