Student Support and Wellness

All Pritzker students are supported by a broad network of faculty and staff. The Office of Student Affairs and Programs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are two of the many entry points for students to access important services and information. The faculty and staff who guide these offices, James Woodruff, MD and Wei Wei Lee, MD, MPH for the Office of Student Affairs and Programs, and Monica Vela, MD'93 for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, are available to our students. Halina Brukner, MD, also assists with academic support and advising. Each faculty member has a unique role in assisting students throughout their time at Pritzker.

These four faculty are all outstanding resources for our medical students. They are part of the network of support provided by the many faculty deans and career advisors at the Pritzker School of Medicine who all serve as informed and effective advocates for students, as do the many University of Chicago faculty members who interact with medical students as teachers, preceptors, research mentors, and specialty advisors. The Office of Student Affairs and Programs supplements the important relationships students develop with the faculty by providing a specific resource dedicated to all aspects of medical student life at the University of Chicago.

About the Office of Student Affairs and Programs

The Office of Student Affairs and Programs is dedicated to supporting the personal and professional development of all students at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine by providing programs and services geared toward the development of happy and well-balanced physicians-in-training who will become competent, caring, and compassionate physicians.

The Office of Student Affairs and Programs works in concert with many other Pritzker programs, e.g. the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, as well as faculty who oversee specific programs in global health and community service learning.

About the Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs, led by Monica Vela, MD'93, Associate Dean for Multicultural Affairs, works to ensure a supportive academic environment for underrepresented minorities at our school. Among the nation's highest ranked medical schools, the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine has achieved one of the most diverse student bodies.