College of Medicine and Life Sciences - M.D. Orientation

M.D. Orientation Schedule 2023

  Orientation will begin Wednesday, July 26, 2023

All Programs are mandatory;  attendance will be taken for all sessions.

*Schedule subject to change.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Collier 1000A

8:00 - 8:20 am
Check in at Collier. Students who sign in after 8:20 am will be considered absent.

8:30 - 9:15 am
Welcome from the Deans

  • Christopher Cooper, M.D., Dean, College of Medicine & Life Sciences
  • Rande Worth, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Deepa Mukundan, M.D., Associate Dean for Student Affairs
  • Thomas Sodeman, M.P.H, M.D., Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
  • Jeremy J. Laukka, PhD., Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Stephanie Mann, M.D., M.S., HPEd, Associate Dean for Clinical Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Coral D. Matus, M.D., FAAFP, Associate Dean for Foundational Sciences

9:15 - 9:30 am
Alumni Introduction

  • Alumni Affiliate President

9:30 - 10:30 am
Financial Aid Entrance Interview

  • Maura Conner, Assistant Director of Financial Aid

10:30 - 10:40 am
Break - please be back in the room by 10:40 am

10:40 - 11:15 am
Disability Services: Kurt Soltman, 10:40am-10:50am
Student Conduct and Community Standards: 10:50am-11:00 am
Student Advocacy and Support: Sara Clark, Jewel Mundoe, 11:00 am-11:15am

11:15 - 12:00 pm
Academic Enrichment Center (AEC)

  • Jessica Faber, M.Ed., AEC Director
  • Sarah Cullum, M.Ed., M.A., Assistant Director
  • Chitranjan Greer-Travis, M.A., Learning Specialist
  • Tom Stewart, M.Ed., Learning Specialist
  • Jennifer Lewis, M.A, Wellness Coach

12:00 - 12:05 pm
Military Greeting

12:05 - 1:05 pm
Pizza Lunch in Collier Lobby (pepperoni or cheese; 2 slices)

1:05 - 1:35 pm

  • Randall Worth, Ph.D., Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions 

1:35 - 2:35 pm
UTCOMLS BINGO Scavenger Hunt: The ambassadors will help you! When you finish your bingo card, return to Collier 1000A.

2:35 - 2:45 pm
OSR Reps

2:45 - 2:55 pm

2:55 - 3:05 pm
CommunityCare Clinic Overview

3:05 - 3:15 pm
Honor Code

3:15 - 3:45 pm
Welcome, Medical Student Council

3:50 pm
Closing from Mary - reminder to see where you pick up items before lunch tomorrow

4:00 pm - 4:05 pm
Students with last name A-H released to BBQ by ambassador. Please exit out front of Collier.
Students with last name I-Z released to BBQ by ambassador. Please exit out back of Collier. 

4:00 - 5:30 pm
Dean’s BBQ (attendance required)

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Thursday, July 27, 2023


8:00 - 8:20 am
Check in at Health Education Building (HEB). Students who sign in after 8:20 am will be considered absent.

8:30 - 12:00 pm

  • 8:30-9:10 Introduction to DME, faculty and staff, and the Preclinical Curriculum: Dr. Coral Matus
  • 9:10-9:30 The Clinical Curriculum: Dr. Stephanie Mann
  • 9:30-9:50 Becoming a Professional: Dr. Jeremy Laukka
  • 9:50-10:20 BREAK and chat with TBL teams
  • 10:20-10:40 Electives, Clubs, and Committees
  • 10:40-10:50 “Oh, The Things You’ll Get To Do:” Dr. Matus
  • 10:50-11:00 Words of wisdom from an M4
  • 11:00-11:30 Q&A Session based on Poll Everywhere submissions
  • 11:30-12:00 Rocket Launch Pods breakout

12:00 - 12:40 pm
Rocket Card, White Coat Ceremony tickets, and UT Swag
YOU MUST PICK THESE ITEMS UP PRIOR TO LUNCH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WHITE COAT CEREMONY. You may also use this time to pick up your access card from Security, located in the basement of Mulford Library. 

  • LAST NAME A-H: Collier 1230
  • LAST NAME I-Z: Collier 1200

12:40 - 1:45 pm
Lunch from Firehouse Subs (turkey or veggie sandwich, chips, cookie) in Collier Lobby. You may also use this time to pick up your access card.

Move to Collier 1000A

1:45 - 2:05 pm
Office of Student Affairs Welcome

  • Randall Worth, Ph.D.

2:05 - 2:55 pm
Career Planning & Advising Services: Deepa Mukundan, M.D. and Kristi Roberts Hoffman, M.Ed.

2:55 - 3:30 pm
Title IX and Compliance: Vicky Kulicke, Lindsay Tuttle, and Michelle McDevitt

3:30 - 3:45 pm
Break | Please return to Collier 1000A by 3:45 pm

3:45 - 4:00 pm
Assessment/Buddy Badges: Dr. DeShetler

4:00 - 4:45 pm
Cultural Competency & Diversity: Dr. Kimberly Jenkins

4:45 - 5:00 pm
Last Reminders: Erin Muenter, OSA

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Friday, July 28, 2023

White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony graphic

The White Coat Ceremony welcomes medical students to the College, and prepares them for the undertaking they are about to begin.

The 2023 White Coat Ceremony will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023. Attendance for the ceremony is limited and tickets are required.

No entrance to event without tickets. There are no additional seats available for this event. If you need additional seating, please swap with another student as the event is at full capacity. This event will also be live streamed on the ceremony page to share with family.

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*Schedule subject to change.

Last Updated: 7/10/23