Student Services

Student playing baseball The offices of Medical Education, Student Affairs, Minority Affairs and the Registrar are clustered on the first floor at the north end of the basic sciences wing. A lounge and recreation area, locker rooms, student mailboxes and the bursar’s office are located nearby. The entrance to the Lamar Soutter Library is a short distance from both the student area and the main entrance to the building. The state-of-the-art Goff Learning Center is adjacent to the library. The library, student laboratories and other student areas are open at night for students who wish to study or work in the building.

An exercise and weight room is located on the first floor of the basic sciences wing. Outdoor volleyball and basketball courts are also available.

The Campus Bookstore 
Located in the Medical School Lobby, the campus bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. for students, faculty, staff and the general public. The bookstore offers all required text and reference books (at a five percent discount with no tax charged) for the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Books not in stock may be special-ordered through the store or via the university’s website. In addition to medical books, a selection of trade books, school clothing, school insignia items, medical instruments, school supplies, magazines and a variety of snack foods is available.

Advising and Counseling
A faculty advisor system is available to students throughout their medical training. At the beginning of their first year, students are assigned an advisor who will mentor them throughout their four years. Advisors guide students and help them to plan their clinical core and elective programs, as well as offer advice on postgraduate training.

In addition to these advisors and other faculty members, counseling about academic, career or personal problems is available to students through the Office of Student Affairs (which has assistant deans for advising and support of minority students).

The Student Counseling Service (SCS) provides counseling, psychotherapy, assistance with stress management and educational programs on emotional well-being for graduate and medical students. Students may be seen individually or in couples therapy. The SCS maintains strict standards of privacy and confidentiality. The service cost is covered by the prepaid Student Health Plan fee.

Student Health Service
The student health plan provides comprehensive outpatient health services to all students, with an optional plan for student dependent coverage. An annual health fee finances the service. A brochure describing the plan is available through the Student Health Service.

The University requires all students to carry supplemental insurance to cover specialty consultations, diagnostic evaluations and inpatient services. Such a policy may be purchased either through the University or privately.

Housing and Transportation
The campus has no housing facilities. Most students find housing in the local community. Information about available housing is posted on the bulletin board across from the student lounge. Students are expected to make their own arrangements.

Bus transportation to the campus is available via several routes. Most third and fourth-year students find it necessary to travel by car to fulfill clinical responsibilities. Those who wish to park on campus are required to register with the Office of Public Safety and pay an annual parking fee.

Food Services
The cafeteria and dining room are located on the first floor of University Hospital, which is contiguous to UMMS. The menu features a variety of selections, including a large salad bar, fruit bar, frozen yogurt bar, deli bar, grill, soups, entrees, snacks, pastries and beverages. The hours of service are listed at left.

Monday through Friday  
Continental Breakfast 6:30 am - 11:00am
Lunch 11:15 am - 1:45 pm
Snack Bar 11:15 am - 6:00 pm
Dinner 4:30 pm -6:00 pm
Pizza Plus 6:00 pm -11:00 pm
Continental Breakfast 7:15 am - 10:45am
Lunch 11:15 am - 1:45 pm
Snack Bar 11:15 am - 7:00 pm
Dinner 4:30 pm -7:00 pm

Food and beverage vending machines are always available and located throughout the School Campus.