About Student Affairs

Student Affairs is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education Program. We are a confidential resource for current MD students seeking support, guidance, and advice on a range of issues, including: health and well-being, financial planning, career planning, safety, academic support, mentorship, and any other topics students might wish to discuss. We also offer credentialing services to our graduates. See the left sidebar for further information on our offerings and services.

Please contact Student Affairs for more information:


Student Affairs is working remotely by email, phone, and video-conference until further notice. Please contact your Site Coordinator or Assistant Dean for general inquiries. See below for contact information.

Please note that there may be delays in processing times of documents.

We are here to support you and are monitoring our emails during regular office hours, 8:30AM – 4:30PM, Monday – Friday.

Please refer to UBC campus notifications for up-to-date information.

General Contact

If you are unsure who to contact, please reach out to:


Administrative Office Hours:
Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

24/7 support

Physician Health Program: 1-800-663-6729
Empower Me: 1-844-741-6389
Crisis line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)


If this is an emergency, call 911.

Urgent matters after hours

Student Affairs Assistant Deans at all sites and are readily accessible by email but are not an emergency service. Please email your site dean.

To book an appointment with Student Affairs during office hours, contact your site coordinator:

Central Office

Interim Associate Dean: Dr. Laura Farrell
Student Affairs Manager: Robin Ryan
Administrative Assistant (Acting): Tracy Chiu

Diamond Health Care Centre, 8th Floor, 8235D
604-875-4111 Ext. 61979 or 61696

Vancouver Fraser Medical Program

Assistant Dean: Dr. Sarah Bartlett
Assistant Dean: Dr. Hannah Carolan
Student Affairs Coordinator: Awss Dabe

Fraser Health

Assistant Dean: Dr. Samir Malhotra
Student Affairs Coordinator: Melissa Peck

Diamond Health Care Centre, 8th Floor, 8235D
UBC Life Sciences Centre, Room 1.521
604-875-4111 Ext. 61979 or 61696

Island Medical Program

Assistant Dean: Dr. Fraser Black
Student Affairs Coordinator: Kelly Arason

Medical Science Building, UVic

Northern Medical Program

Assistant Dean: Dr. Tammy Attia
Student Affairs Coordinator: Shelley Raper

Northern Health Sciences Building, UNBC

Southern Medical Program

Assistant Dean: Dr. Robyn Hutchings
Student Affairs Coordinator: Carri Folk

Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, UBC Okanagan

Career Planning

In addition to meeting with your student affairs dean, students are welcome to email md.studentaffairs@ubc.ca to book a career planning appointment with:

For assistance with topics not listed above, please refer to the contacts below: