School of Medicine Dean
Senior Associate Dean
Richmond A. Akatue, M.D., M.S.C.I., F.A.C.P.
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official, School of Medicine Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Director
Office Phone: 615.327.6611
Dean’s Office Staff
Duane T. Smoot, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G., A.G.A.F.
Interim Senior Vice President for Health Affairs
School of Medicine
The Office of Student Academic Affairs (OSAA) advocates on behalf of various student needs. We encourage students to drop by and get familiar with the services offered before an issue becomes chronic, particularly during any transitional periods that may occur during their time at Meharry.
We are here to assist you with:
- Academic counseling
- Letters of recommendation
- Letters of good academic standing
- Dean’s letters
- Class schedules
- Clerkship schedules
- Issues related to the USMLE and NBME examinations
- Subject-board concerns
- Student correspondence, including financial aid
- ERAS applications
- Dean’s Excuses
- VSAS information
- Monitoring of computer testing
Please consider our office your ‘safe zone’ during your time at Meharry, a place where you are welcome and will have needs met efficiently.