Student Professional Development

Located on the first floor of the Cal Turner Family Center for Student Education, the Division of Student Affairs addresses student professional and leadership development.  For more information, contact Patricia Hammock, M.Ed., Student Affairs Specialist, (615) 327.6435.

The Offices of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry provide career counseling for medical and dental students.  The Office of Professional Development in the School of Graduate Studies and Research addresses career counseling for students in the graduate school.

Fall Professional Development Programming


Networking Essentials in the Health Professions
Perfecting the Elevator Pitch
Crafting Your Digital Reputation
Stress Management
Professional Branding
Career & Residency Fair

Spring Professional Development Programming


CV Writing Workshop & Panel of Residency Directors
CV Writing Clinic
Personal Statement Workshop
Personal Statement Writing Clinic
Thinking on Your Feet:  Interview Preparation
Excelling in Residency

Health Professions Pipeline Initiatives


Physician Shadowing
Through a relationship with Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital, undergraduate students interested in shadowing a physician may contact:

Ms. Kate Haygood
Volunteer & Marketing Coordinator


Medical/Dental Student Shadowing
Partnering with the Office of Student Life, undergraduate students interested in shadowing a medical or dental student may contact:

Mrs. Tammi Y. Lavender, MBA
Director of Student Life


Summer Research (Uncompensated) for Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate students interested in research being conducted in the laboratories at Meharry Medical College may contact:

Ms. Patricia M. Hammock, M.Ed