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School of Medicine Office of Student Affairs

We welcome you to Saint Louis University and to the study of medicine. Undoubtedly you are excited and you have every right to be. You worked hard to get here and we don’t think you’ll be disappointed: Medicine is a fascinating and rewarding career.


Office of Student Affairs

The Office of Student Affairs provides guidance, support and administrative assistance to all of our medical students. It maintains an open door policy and is always open to answer questions and offer support.

The office coordinates important events like the First Year Orientation, the annual White Coat Ceremony and various commencement activities. The office also acts as a liaison to faculty and administration, and assists with academic advising and personal counseling.

Other areas of responsibility of the office include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating second-year convocation
  • Coordinating fourth-year convocation
  • Overseeing career advising services for students in all years
  • Overseeing student-run organizations
  • Supervising the election of class officers
  • Advising students on research opportunities
  • Maintaining an information database of off-campus housing
  • Participating in the writing of medical student performance evaluations/dean's letters
  • Overseeing the distribution of student awards given out at graduation
  • Guiding students interested in rotations/electives in foreign countries
  • Scheduling town hall meetings with the dean, the dean's staff and interested students
  • Supporting students eligible for military reimbursements
Office of Student Affairs Staff
Jamie Sutherell, M.D., M.Ed

Jamie Sutherell, M.D., M.Ed
Associate Dean

Tyler De Shon, Ph.D.

Tyler De Shon, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean

Lauren Schwartz, Ph.D., ABPP

Lauren Schwarz, Ph.D., ABPP
Assistant Dean

Sara Barnett, Ph.D.

Sara Barnett, Ph.D.
Learning Specialist

Regina Leeders

Regina Leeders
Program Coordinator


The School of Medicine hosts orientation events for first-year medical students, as well as our new residents and fellows. Medical students completing clerkships though various divisions and departments will also have orientations their first day of the course.


As an initial course of action, students seeking academic, career or personal counseling should contact the Dean of Students in the Office of Student Affairs for advice and referral. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion serves as a similar resource.

Faculty course and clerkship directors are a prime source for immediate academic assistance.

Additional resources available to you, include our faculty, your fellow students, mentors, counselors, educational specialists, psychologists and psychiatrists who are available to provide information and help.

Involvement and Achievement

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
Election in Year Three by classmate colleagues for demonstration of humanistic and compassionate treatment of patients

Rodney M. Coe, M.D. Award for Distinction in Community Service

M.D. with Distinction in Global Health Award

M.D. with Distinction in Medical Education
Description and eligibility requirements.

M.D. with Distinction in Research Award
Description and eligibility requirements.

M.D. with Distinction in Wellness Outreach
Description and eligibility requirements.

Housing and Life in St. Louis

The city of St. Louis offers a variety of affordable housing stock including downtown lofts, apartments and condos close to campus, and single-family homes from historic row houses and bungalows to suburban new construction.

St. Louis Neighborhood Guide

What College Students Love About St. Louis