Contact Student Affairs

Student Affairs is part of the UBC Faculty of Medicine, Undergraduate Medical Education Program.

Student Affairs Mission and Vision

Vision: To provide nonjudgmental, holistic support to enable the well-being, safety, and success of all our medical students, so they are able to sustainably care for our diverse communities and work to transform health for everyone.

Mission: Student Affairs functions independently from the curricular and assessment teams of the MD Undergraduate Program to support students in the areas of well-being, career planning, financial aid and debt management, academic advising and in initiatives that enhance and embrace student diversity.

Please contact Student Affairs for more information:

General Contact

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

Site Contacts: To book an appointment with Student Affairs during office hours, contact your site coordinator (see below).

For more urgent concerns, email your Site Assistant Dean directly and they will do their best to get back to you within 2 business days.  Please note Student Affairs Assistant Deans are not an emergency service.


If this is an emergency, call 911.

24/7 mental health supports

Physician Health Program: 1-800-663-6729
Empower Me: 1-844-741-6389
Crisis line: 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
UBC Student Assistance Program: 1-833-590-1328 (toll-free)


Central Office

Associate Dean: Dr. Laura Farrell
Student Affairs Manager: Robin Ryan
Administrative Assistant: Deni Perez

Diamond Health Care Centre, 8th Floor, 8235D

Vancouver Fraser Medical Program

Assistant Dean: Dr. Hannah Carolan (student last name A-J)
Assistant Dean:
Dr. Sarah Bartlett (student last name K-Ss)

Student Affairs Interim Coordinator: Anna Chan

Diamond Health Care Centre, 8th Floor, 8235D

Fraser Health

Assistant Dean: Dr. Michelle Wong (student last name St-Z and Fraser Cohort)
Student Affairs Coordinator: Tracy Chiu

Surrey Memorial Hospital, Critical Care Tower (Green Zone), 3rd Floor Room 621

Island Medical Program

Assistant Dean: Dr. Fiona Manning
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, current MD students are welcome to email to book a career planning appointment with:

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