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?
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, or your Advisory Dean.
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, or again your Advisory Dean.
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 or Chris Gorman.
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?
Logistical issues (jury duty, vaccine papers, lockers, etc)?
Your Advisory Dean.
Amy Nothelfer advises med student on research opportunities. You can also ask your Advisory Dean or Anna Delaney.
Reimbursement for student group/personal travel grant expenses?
A big hug and a warm smile?
PDI Office Hours?
Monday 3PM-5PM: Dr. DaCarla Albright
Wednesday 3PM-5PM: Dr. Horace DeLisser
Thursday 3PM-5PM: Dr. Cindy Christian
Friday 3PM-5PM: Dr. Roy Hamilton
Erika Dawson and Dorothy Harris are also here Mon-Fri 8:30AM-4:30PM