Academic advising is primarily facilitated through the Dean’s Advising Academy Leader program.

The Dean’s Advising Academy Leaders’ role in the M.D. COMPASS program is focused on academic advising and designed to offer both structure and flexibility, periodic structured “checkups” and provide consistency to all students across the advising program. Dean’s Advising Academy Leaders have the flexibility to meet with their advisees more often in groups or individually depending on the needs and preferences of their students.

The Office of Student Affairs provides resources to Dean’s Advising Academy Leaders for advising and meeting the needs of students, including suggested discussion topics for meetings with advisees, templates for Match Check-Ups, sample student CV’s, access to the AAMC’s Careers in Medicine website (including advisor support materials, such as advising checklists), access to student academic performance and other resources.

At UCF COM, students have an advisor who follows them throughout their four years of medical school.  Students may also choose an additional Specialty Advisor, particularly when they are pursuing a specialty not represented in pool of available Core Advisors (e.g., radiation oncology).  Dean’s Advising Academy Leaders provide advisement, guidance, and support in three domains – academic advising, career advising, and personal wellness, with a focus on career advising – through one-on-one interactions with their student advisees.

Dean’s Advising Academy Leaders

Dean’s Advising Academy Leaders (AAL) are assigned to students during their M1 orientation.  For questions about advising assignments, or if students would like to request an advisor change, please contact Soraya Smith.

Bail, Cori MD
Berman, Stephen MD
Bhanusali, Neha MD
Dangiolo, Mariana MD
Fagan, Heather MD
Fisher, Frederick MD
Gibson, Jane PhD
Gleit, Cindy MD
Gupta, Rema MD
Hash, David MD
Katz, Marcia MD
Mojicar, Luis MD
Rush, Ray MD
Salazar, Sergio MD
Sanders, James MD
Sawh-Martinez, Raj MD
Seifert, Michael MD
Sika, Veronica MD
Smallwood, Jordan MD
Vuyyuru, Sujatha MD
Zayat, Vania MD