Student Admissions Committee

Term: The term of office is three years.  Members may not serve on other standing committees (excluding Faculty Forum).  There are no limits to the number of terms a member may serve.

Membership: This committee consists of eight elected executive faculty, three elected students, three appointed students and the associate dean for admissions.  Elected faculty membership is equally divided between pre-clinical and clinical departments, with no department having more than one representative.  The associate dean for admissions serves as chair and is a non-voting member.  The dean may appoint additional members from faculty and community physicians.

Responsibilities: The committee selects students for admission in accordance with School of Medicine and University regulations and accreditation standards.  The committee establishes policies and criteria for admissions that are forwarded to the Faculty Forum for action.  Procedures for selection of students are formulated by the committee in consultation with the associate dean for admissions.

Meeting Dates: The committee meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday, 1:00pm-3:00 pm, during the months of August through March.  Members are requested to interview student candidates a minimum of twice per month.  Interviews are held most Wednesdays, Thursdays and 1st and 3rd Tuesdays during the months of August through March.  Morning interviews are scheduled for 9:30am-11:30am and afternoon interviews are scheduled for 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Interviewers are required to complete an interview summary form for each candidate and then present the candidate to the admissions committee.  Members interview on an "as needed" basis for the Guaranteed Entrance to Medical School program.  Available members attend pre-orientation for newly admitted students

Student Admissions Committee

Steven Wheeler, MD (Chair)Associate Dean for Admissions
Pascale Alard, Ph.D.Microbiology and Immunology2023
Diana Hamman, M.D.Anesthesiology2022
Wei Wang, M.D., Ph.D.Ophthalmology2022
Brian Casey, M.D.Psychiatry2021
Dale Ding, MDNeurosurgery2022
Suzaanne McGee, M.D.Emergency Medicine2023
Luz Fernandez, M.D.Family and Geriatric Medicine2022
Jun Zhao, D.O.Pediatrics2023
Luke Archer2nd yr student - elected
Ryan Long3rd yr student - elected
Austin Hogan4th yr student - elected
Cameron Schumtz3rd yr student - appt
Charles Shofner4th yr student - appt
Ademilola Tejuoso2nd yr student - appt
Grad student - appt
Additional Faculty Appointed by the Dean
Kris Barnsfather, M.D.Community Representative2022
Jennifer Bowman, M.D.Psychiatry2022
Nolan Boyd, Ph.D.Physiology2022
Tania Condurache, M.D.Pediatrics2023
Steven R. Ellis, Ph.D.Biochemistry2021
Tiya Johnson, M.D.Community Representative2022
Lowell Katz, MDCommunity Representative2021
Michael Needleman, MDCommunity Representative2021
Nobuyuki Kuwabara, Ph.D.Anatomical Sciences2022
Rafael Fernandez-Botran, PhDPathology2022
Robert Caudill, MDPsychiatry2021
Claudio Maldonado, Ph.D.Physiology2023
Faye Jones, MDPediatrics2021
Kapauner Lewis, M.D.Community Representative2022
Raymond Orthober, M.D.Emergency Medicine2022
David Wiegman, PhDEmeritus Academic Dean2021
Dwayne Compton, EdDEngagement and Diversity2021
Kevin Potts, M.D.Otolaryngology2022
Brittney Richardson, M.D.Family and Geriatric Medicine2023
Andrew M. Roberts, Ph.D.Physiology2022
Jignesh N. Shah, M.D.Community Representative2022
Sarah Wagers, M.D.Neurological Surgery2021