Medical School

Meet the Office of Student Affairs

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Carol I. Ping Tsao, MD, JD

Associate Dean, Student Affairs

ctsao@mcw.edu

(414) 955-8256/ (414) 955-4812

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Nai-Fen Su, PhD

Career Counselor

naifensu@mcw.edu

(414) 955-4977

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Marissa DuCharme, MS

Program Coordinator I

maducharme@mcw.edu

(414) 955-8256

Activities/Services

Associate Dean

Associate Dean

The Associate Dean for Student Affairs is responsible for leadership and administration of all student affairs activities and also maintains responsibility for student discipline and accountability issues regarding academic standing, professional conduct, and implementation of student – related institutional policies. Schedule changes, leaves–of–absence, transfers, withdrawals, and other matters pertaining to student status must be approved by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. 

Activities/Services

  • Accommodations
  • Academic Standing and Professionalism Committee
  • Bulletin Board Approvals
  • Dean’s Letters
  • Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) Questions
  • Jury Excuse Letters
  • Leaves of Absence, Extended/5-year Curriculum
  • Match Day
  • Schedule Changes
  • SOAP Week
  • Student Awards
  • Various Important Forms Distribution
Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator administrates the daily activities in the Office of Student Affairs. As the “face” of the Office, the Coordinator assists and directs students, trainees, faculty and staff broadly toward the achievement of Office goals.

Activities/Services

  • Academic Standing Letters 
  • ADA Accommodation Letters 
  • Administrative, Clinical and Health Requirements for all Medical Students 
  • Children’s Halloween Festivities
  • Commencement
  • General Inquiries for Student Affairs
  • Health Sciences University Student Handbook
  • Inquiries Regarding How to Reach Associate Dean
  • IRB Letters
  • Jury Duty Excuse Letters
  • Leave of Absence Letters
  • Match Day
  • Orientation
  • School of Medicine Student Handbook
  • Senior Week
  • Senior Yearbook
  • Student Activities
  • Student Assembly
  • Student Lounge
  • Title IX Steering Committee
  • White Coat Ceremony
Student Support Services

Student Support Services

Student Support Services assists students with a variety of activities ranging from student organizations to social events to personal concerns.

Activities/Services

  • Activity Transcripts
  • Advocacy                           
  • Alcohol Approval Forms
  • Children’s Halloween Festivities
  • Crisis Management
  • Orientation
  • Policy Issues
  • Senior Yearbook
  • Student Activities
  • Student Assembly
  • Student Concerns
  • Student Leadership Initiatives
  • Student Lounge
  • Student Organizations Including Council of Presidents (COPs)
  • Title IX Steering Committee
Student Career Services

Student Career Services

Career Services provide all students in the Medical School personalized and innovative services, programs, and resources focused on Career Assessment, Career Exploration, Career Decision-Making, and Career Preparation that achieve students’ career goals and success. The career counselor also assists you in preparing your CV and personal statements as well as providing one-one-one interview coaching for your residency program interview preparation. 

Activities/Services

  • AAMC Careers in Medicine Liaison
  • Career Assessment
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Day – Medical Specialties
  • Career Decision Making
  • Career Exploration
  • Career Search: Clinical/ Non-clinical Careers
  • Residency Day – ERAS & Match Process
  • Residency Preparation: CV/Personal Statement critique, residency match strategies, 1:1 interview coaching and mock interview, etc.
  • SOAP Program

Visit the Career Services course in Brightspace (login required) to learn how to write a CV or personal statement and review samples of CVs and personal statements.

Learn more about the residency application process