The Office of Student Affairs provides support and connects students to the services they need to ensure a positive learning experience. The Student Affairs team is available with information and expertise related to academic advising, admissions, career advising and development, educational events and programs, financial aid, learning support and tutoring, personal counseling, student life, student records and transcripts. Students are encouraged to stop by the Office, call 269.337.6111, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
- Academic Advising
Academic advising is available from the academic advising team, which is composed of the Director of Academic Success and two full time academic advisors, as well as course and clerkship directors, faculty mentors, the assistant dean for Clinical Applications, the assistant dean for Foundations, and the associate dean for Student Affairs. Students who are experiencing academic difficulty or have factors outside the classroom that may affect academic performance are encouraged to seek assistance from their academic advisors, or any of the individuals above, all of whom are knowledgeable about available resources to support students who need academic assistance.
- Career Advising and Development
We support students in their career advising and development needs whether it is selecting electives or preparing for the residency match. Our career advising system includes individual advising sessions, a series of webinars with Q&A for Residency Applications and Match, and resources available on the student portal at Career Advising (login and password required).
- Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid assists students with applying for financial aid and the financial aid process, exploring sources of funding, budgeting and money management techniques, debt and loan management, personal finance concerns, scholarships, and financial wellbeing. Learn more about financial aid.
- Learning Support and Tutoring
Our learning skills specialist offers assistance with learning strategies, time management, learning styles, and tutoring. The specialist meets with students to identify their personal learning style and to develop an individualized study plan.
- Personal Counseling
Limited, free, confidential personal counseling services are available to students with school-related adjustment issues such as anxiety or situational depression. Independent licensed counselors serving as consultants to the medical school provide the sessions and are bound by confidentiality. Students may confidentially make appointments by contacting Dr. Mary Wassink at 269-760-9220 (text or call), or Willow Path Counseling Center at 269-459-8889. Fees for up to six counseling sessions are paid by WMed.
Additionally, a list of private practice counselors, psychologists, and substance abuse counselors is available on the Student Portal in the Student Counseling and Support tab (login required). This information is provided as a guide, and any fees that may occur are the responsibility of the student. Questions regarding these resources can be directed to Student Affairs.
- Student Life
We offer extracurricular opportunities for students to engage with their individual interests including student interest groups and organizations, medical school committee membership, a student council, and more. Learn more about Student Life.
- Student Records and Transcripts
The registrar maintains permanent student records for enrolled and graduated students and provides transcripts upon request.
- Students with Disabilities
WMed welcomes candidates with disabilities who may need accommodations. Consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended 2010, and Michigan law, the school of medicine does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Applicants and students seeking accommodation should utilize the technical standards in guiding a request for accommodations and shall follow the process indicated in policy UME 710. Those with questions about the technical standards, reasonable accommodations, or the accommodations process may email the Director of Student Life and Well-Being at email@example.com for a confidential consultation. Timely disclosure and requests for accommodations by students are essential and encouraged as accommodations are not applied retroactively. Prior to matriculation, a candidate must attest that they have read the school’s technical standards and to the best of their knowledge can meet them with or without reasonable accommodation.
- US Constitution Day, Sexual Assault Awareness, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Voter Registration
We host student educational events and programs including: US Constitution Day, sexual assault awareness, as well as alcohol and drug abuse prevention. On US Constitution Day, students are invited to a tea to discuss the US Constitution and learn interesting facts. In April, we observe Denim Day to promote sexual violence awareness and prevention. Throughout the year, students attend educational events regarding alcohol and drug abuse prevention. We make State of Michigan voter registration forms available to enrolled students to encourage participation in state elections.