College of Medicine and Life Sciences - Office of Student Affairs (OSA)

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The mission of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) — in support of the mission of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Life Sciences (UTCOM) to improve health in the communities and region we serve — is to catalyze the growth of medical students through student-centered and evidence-based academic and career advising, cutting-edge leadership and professional development programming, and transformational bridge ceremonies.

We are located on the first floor of the Mulford Library Building on the Health Science Campus.

Medical Student Career Advising

Dr. Moussa in the classroom with students during Bridge Week

UTCOMLS's systematic approach to career advising spans all four years of medical school — from orientation to graduation — and is linked to critical junctures and transitions throughout your medical school career. OSA is the hub for career and residency application counseling.

Services and resources include:

Access MyMed Portal

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The University has a number of resources available to students through its Virtual Career Center website, including Big Interview, a tool that will enhance your job interviewing skills and develop an edge over the competition.


Student Leadership & Professional Development

Photo from the Student Organization Fair

Medical school student organizations are key to your personal, professional, and career development.

You have the opportunity to participate in and lead student chapters of national medical associations as well as organizations/clubs related to various medical specialties, interprofessional health activities, community service experiences, and a variety of special interests.

In addition to organizations, you have the opportunity to apply to serve on College and campus-wide committees with faculty, staff and community members.

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Students can connect and communicate with student organizations across the University using Invonet.

See Student Events


Visit the MedLaunch website, a resource for medical students by medical students.


Sponsored Events & Ceremonies

Student processing in during the White Coat Ceremony

OSA sponsors several events to celebrate your achievements, bridge your transition from one stage to another, and offer you the opportunity to rededicate yourself to the ideals of the medical profession.

Major OSA Sponsored Events:

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Additionally, OSA provides logistical support to student orgs and campus units for other events and ceremonies.

Last Updated: 6/26/23