SOM Academic Advising Appointments

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Meharry School of Medicine

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A Message from the Senior Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs,
Monique Forskin-Bennerman Duncan, M.D., FACP

Welcome to Meharry Medical College, School of Medicine.

 

The School of Medicine Academic and Career Advising program is a student-faculty learning community that works to help students in the development of their professional identities, the training of their core clinical skills, and academic and career advising. With enduring relationships with peers and professors both inside and across class years, this work is relationally anchored. Students in the program get a rare chance to learn the fundamentals of medicine, such as professionalism and humanism, as well as to reflect with a trusted mentor and a small group of peers on the life-changing experience of becoming a doctor.

 

The program strives to:

  • Encourage a friendly learning environment for all students.
  • Recognize and value the variety of lived experiences and particular interests present in the student body.
  • Throughout medical school, offer guidance on academics and careers through effective advisement.
  • Encourage interactions between students that are social and encouraging, especially between different levels of training
  • Encourage pupils’ personal development, enhance their self-awareness, and develop their reflective abilities
  • Encourage student leadership, innovation, and scientific investigation
  • Helping students establish networks of contacts both inside and outside the Meharry medical community can help them achieve their future aspirations.
  • Establish role models for humanity, professionalism, clinical expertise, and ongoing self- and career-learning

 

We are here to assist, encourage, mentor, and ensure that you move forward in the pursuit to your Medical Doctor degree.

 

Sincerely,

 

Monique Forskin-Bennerman Duncan, M.D., FACP

Senior Associate Dean,

Office of Student Academic Affairs

The purpose of medical student academic advising is to make sure that each student takes full advantage of Meharry Medical College

and the School of Medicine resources to optimize their path to the MD degree.

 

Each student has a primary academic advisor who they will collaborate with frequently while enrolled in medical school.

At least twice a year, students must have in-person or teleconference meetings with their primary advisor.

 

For general advising questions or scheduling issues, please contact the Office of Student Academic Affairs Advising Unit at somadvising@mmc.edu.

Meet our Team of Academic Advisors:

Monque F. Bennerman_8151

Monique Forskin-Bennerman Duncan, M.D., FACP

Sr. Associate Dean, Student Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Carmen Jones_8163

Carmen Jones

Director, Student Academic Affairs
School of Medicine Academic Affairs

Email: Cnjones@mmc.edu

Please click on your designated advising counselor below and adhere to the prompts that appear to set up an advising meeting. Fast and simple! In addition to basic guidance that students can ask their advisor for, the following list includes specific advising subjects and important occasions when we advise students to meet with their advisor. Please go over the related questionnaire and agenda topics before booking an advising meeting. Please provide an updated CV and the completed questionnaire in the online scheduling form.

 

Your principal adviser will typically have the most in-depth knowledge of you, be able to provide you with advice on academic and professional matters and create a long-term understanding of your interests and growth in medical school. Although every advisor has a unique area of specialty, if you’d like to arrange a consultation with one of the others, please get in touch with the Office of Student Academic Affairs Advising Unit. To find out more about our group of academic advisors, please visit the homepage.

The Meharry Medical College School of Medicine Career Advisors are faculty who have volunteered to be primary contact physicians who can help guide you through specialty selection and the residency application process.

 

In order to improve the process, disseminate information about career options and the residency application process, and guarantee that the student is given accurate and consistent guidance, this initiative aims to provide students with a variety of resources — some new and some already in place for student advising — under one Unit.

 

The career advisor is knowledgeable about the residency selection standards necessary for a match in their particular field.

They will aid students in making choices for visiting electives and applying to certain programs.

 

Helping senior medical students with their personal statements and overall portfolios to increase their chances of matching in that

particular specialty is only one of the many areas of help that Specialty Career Advisors may offer.

They will be accessible to provide guidance regarding a student’s Rank Order list for the residency match after interviews.

 

Meet your Career Advisors:

Monque F. Bennerman_8151

Monique Forskin-Bennerman Duncan, M.D., FACP

Sr. Associate Dean, Student Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Susanne Tropez-Sims

Susanne Tropez-Sims, M.D., MPH, FAAP

Professor Emeritus,
Associate Dean of Clinical Affiliations

Michelle Randle_8166

Michele C. Randle, MSP

Career Advising
Office of Student and Academic Affairs
School of Medicine

Email: mrandle@mmc.edu

Please click on your designated advising counselor below and adhere to the prompts that appear to set up an advising meeting. Fast and simple! In addition to basic guidance that students can ask their advisor for, the following list includes specific advising subjects and important occasions when we advise students to meet with their advisor. Please go over the related questionnaire and agenda topics before booking an advising meeting. Please provide an updated CV and the completed questionnaire in the online scheduling form.

 

Your principal adviser will typically have the most in-depth knowledge of you, be able to provide you with advice on academic and professional matters and create a long-term understanding of your interests and growth in medical school. Although every advisor has a unique area of specialty, if you’d like to arrange a consultation with one of the others, please get in touch with the Office of Student Academic Affairs Advising Unit. To find out more about our group of academic advisors, please visit the homepage.

Questionaires:

MSM 1A Questionnaire & MSM 1B Questionnaire

MSM 2A Questionnaire & MSM 2B Questionnaire

MSM 3A Questionnaire & MSM 3B Questionnaire

MSM 4A Questionnaire, MSM 4B Questionnaire

MSM 4C Questionnaire

MSM Dual Degree Questionnaire