We believe in our students. We trust them to contribute by identifying their own areas of greatest need and developing solutions. Not only does our team work with students to address challenges and areas of growth, we partner with them to improve resources that benefit all Dell Med students.
The Office of Student Affairs teaches. Not anatomy or biochemistry or foundations of disease — rather, we help our students build skills essential to their careers: self-understanding, influence, financial planning, graduate medical education application strategy and more. Dell Med’s focus on team-based learning is applied to this education as well, so students grow together in a social context. Our team offers one-on-one advising and referrals as needed depending on the circumstance.
Dell Med students come from a range of backgrounds and lifestyles. Our team recognizes that each person experiences medical school in a different way — and we keep this in mind when coaching and encouraging students. People make mistakes. Life throws us surprises. Our team strives for understanding while helping students achieve success in medical school and beyond.
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The Student Affairs team provides assistance in financial planning and accessing aid.
From counseling services to recreational facilities and beyond, Dell Med students can access UT Austin’s robust health promotion offerings.
Austin is more than just a city with tasty Tex-Mex and live music. It’s home to a vibrant community with abundant opportunities to get involved.
Creating a New Kind of Doctor
Michelle Bach, Dell Med Class of 2024, dedicated her Growth Year to researching and advocating for those with painful dermatologic conditions.
Learn about Dell Med’s newest students — future physician leaders ready to learn how to transform health at every level, from patients to populations.
Alia Pederson, Class of 2026, reflects on lessons in humanity and healing learned during her first year of medical school.
Dell Med’s latest graduating students matched to residencies across the country, marking their growth as future physician leaders.
As a Dell Med student, Rachel Boaz Gorham helped the Livestrong Cancer Institutes clinical team measure and improve the patient experience in ways that go far beyond disease management.
During his fourth-year at Dell Med, Akhil Surapaneni helped care for patients with brain tumors through clinical rotations, while also investigating novel therapies to restore their functional abilities.
Dell Med student Arjun Srivastava is passionate about building a career in psychiatry through research and community outreach.