STUDENT SERVICES


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OFFICES OF THE DEANS FOR STUDENT SERVICES

Dr. Joan Harvey and members of the Student Affairs Office and the Offices of Diversity Programs, Student Programs and Academic Counseling, as well as Student Aid, are extraordinary resources which students should not hesitate to use. They will be helpful whether you need a band-aid or a psychiatrist, legal counsel or academic support. Even if we can't help you directly, we can certainly send you to someone who will.
 

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
532 Scaife Hall
Hours: Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
PHONE: (412) 648-9040
 

Joan Harvey, M.D.
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Yvonne A. Harlow
School Registrar/Administrative Coordinator
Suzann R. Beardsley
Program Coordinator for Scholarly Project Initiative and Student Research
Joanne K. Colligan
Assistant School Registrar/Senior Student Program Coordinator
Kate Groff

Scholarly Project and FAST Program Support
Donna Hussar
Office Receptions and Student Support
Kim Kirk

Assistant  Records Officer
Erika Miller
Assistant to the Dean
 

OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS/DIVERSITY PROGRAMS 
532 Scaife Hall
HOURS: Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  
PHONE: (412) 648-8987
 
Office of Diversity Affairs

Assistant Dean for Admissions, Financial Aid and Diversity
Chenits Pettigrew
Assistant Director of Diversity Programs
Franki Williams
Administrative Secretary
Carol Blackman
Outreach Coordinator
Robert Connamacher, PhD

OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL AID
518 Scaife Hall
HOURS: Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  
PHONE: (412) 648-9891
  FAX: (412) 648-8768  
email:  admissions@medschool.pitt.edu

 

       OFFICE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION 
M-211 Scaife Hall
HOURS: Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
   
PHONE: (412) 648-8714
 

                                               

OFFICE OF MEDICAL SCIENTIST TRAINING PROGRAM    
526 Scaife Hall
HOURS:  Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  
PHONE: (412) 648-2324
  

Associate Dean of Medical Scientist in Training Program
Clayton Wiley, M.D., Ph.D.
Administrative Director
Manjit Singh, Ph.D. M.B.A.
Program Manager
Justin Markuss

 

OFFICE OF GRADUATE STUDIES 
524 Scaife Hall 
HOURS: Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
PHONE: (412) 648-8957 
Email:  gradstudies@medschool.pitt.edu  

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies
John P. Horn, Ph.D.
Office Director

Sandra Honick
Administrative Specialist
Veronica Cardamone
Clare Gauss
Susanna Godwin
Student Affairs Specialist
Cindy Duffy
Jennifer Walker
Admissions and Recruiting
Carol Williams
 

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES FOR THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

OFFICE OF THE SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES 
                        DEAN, SCHOOL OF MEDICINE                                
Suite 400 Scaife Hall
  

Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences
Dean, School of Medicine
Arthur S. Levine, M.D.

OFFICE OF THE VICE DEAN  
M-240 Scaife Hall          
PHONE: (412) 648-9000
  

Vice Dean for the School of Medicine
Steven L. Kanter, M.D.
Executive Administrator
Katie Rossi
Executive Assistant to the Vice Dean
Colleen Mayowski
Executive Assistant
Hollie Ulanowicz

OFFICE OF FACULTY AFFAIRS
M-246 Scaife Hall

Associate Dean for  Faculty Affairs
Ann E. Thompson, M.D.
Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs
Jennifer E. Woodward, PhD
Executive Administrator
Theresa Ratti
Administrative Office Staff
Jocelyn Campione
Barbara Good
Jessica Thomas
Jaime Doswell
 

OFFICE OF ALUMNI AFFAIRS  
M-200K Scaife Hall
HOURS:  Mon-Fri 8:30 - 5:00 p.m.  
PHONE: (412) 648-9090
website: http://www.medschool.pitt.edu/alumni/

Executive Director of Medical Alumni Association
Susan M. Dunmire, M.D.
Administrator
Crystal Kubic

Administrative Assistant
Dorian Vonada

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITALS

UPMC HOSPITALS AND FACILITIES
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Montefiore
UPMC St. Margaret
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Eye & Ear Institute
Magee Women's Hospital 
Western Psychiatry Hospital and Clinic
Veteran's Administrative Hospital
 

REGIONAL HOSPITALS:

Washington Hospital

CLINICAL COURSE COORDINATORS:

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ACADEMIC RESOURCE CENTER  
Gardner Steel Conference Center
 
G-1
 
(412) 648-7920
 
Mon - Thurs (8:30 am - 7:00 pm)
Fri (8:30 - 5:00 pm)
website:  www.as.pitt.edu/undergraduate/offices/arc


PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING AND REFERRAL SERVICES  
Lee Wolfson, M.Ed 
3520 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300, Room 308
Pittsburgh, PA 15260  
PHONE: (412) 624-1041
 
For a detailed description see SHARP

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HOUSING/OFF CAMPUS LIVING
Housing Resource Center
127 N. Bellefield Avenue
(412) 624-6998
Fax:  (412) 624-9988
Housing Services

                                                                                                  

Off-Campus Living is dedicated to providing University of Pittsburgh students with the necessary information and tools to successfully reside in off–campus accommodations. We provide an informative Renters' Guide, apartment listings and neighborhood descriptions, and a roommate and subletting service, as well as other useful tips and contact information to assist you in your role as tenant.  Please visit our Web site at www.ocl.pitt.edu for complete information, or stop in our office at 127 N. Bellefield Avenue

Many medical students live in apartments or share houses in the Oakland, Squirrel Hill and Shadyside areas of Pittsburgh.

The following suggestions may be helpful. "Your budget is the chief determinant of what you will finally end up getting. With all rented accommodations, it is necessary to check carefully on the hidden costs. If the rent includes utilities, you have saved yourself a little headache. However, some landlords advertise cheaper apartments but then utilities are considered extra. If the bathroom is shared with other tenants and if you are to pay utilities, it is best to find out the arrangement about paying for the water heating. Same stands for other utilities...Before signing a lease, read it carefully--ONCE YOU PUT YOUR SIGNATURE TO IT YOU CANNOT GET OUT OF IT EASILY. Most real estate leases become valid three (3) days after they are signed. It may be worth your while to get leases examined by somebody who knows the details.

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette and the campus newspaper are obvious sources for housing information. These papers carry classified advertisement sections giving the details about efficiencies and one, two or more bedroom apartments. An efficiency apartment is a large room which includes a sink, stove, refrigerator, etc. If furnished, the bed, a few chairs, a dresser and a study desk are usually included.

Last, but perhaps the best compromise, is to share an apartment or a house with other people. Another method of going about looking for apartments is to go through a real estate management agency.

The standard security deposit is one month's rent, which is kept as a security for the upkeep of the place. If you don't break or damage anything, it is returned when you leave. It is beneficial to check out the distances and location of the nearest grocery store, drug store, post office and Laundromat. You will soon realize the advantages of having these close, especially if you don't own a car. If you own a car, it is possible that you will need a parking place. To avoid useless hassles, find out the parking arrangement before signing the lease (most areas in Oakland are now permit parking only).

There are several St. Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army and Goodwill Stores that have used furniture -- proceeds from which go to rehabilitation efforts or to the poor. A complete listing of these stores can be found in the white pages. Often the Sunday Pittsburgh Press carries a section on garage sales. A list of some real estate agencies that operate in the Oakland area may be found by referring the "Students Survival Guide".
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TRANSPORTATION  
BUS SERVICE
 
Pittsburgh Port AuthorityTransit (PAT)
website: http://www.portauthority.org/paac

The Port Authority Transit (PAT) has frequent buses from Oakland to the Downtown area. Buses can be boarded along Fifth & Forbes Avenues. Exact change is required. Any 61 or 71 bus will take you into downtown. For more information access their website.

All University of Pittsburgh students, staff and faculty may ride all Port Authority (PAT) busses, trolleys and inclines within Allegheny County, Zone 1, FARE-FREE 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year long.  This includes the Saturday Mall Bus and the Sunday Cultural Bus.  You must show the driver a valid and current PITT ID.  Family members and guests may pay the full fare.  


STUDENT LOUNGE 

The student lounge is located on the 2nd floor and is available to medical students twenty-four (24) hours a day. It provides a place for meetings, conversation or a place to nap when necessary. Each student is assigned a card key for entry into the lounge and a mailbox. It's your lounge--enjoy it--but help keep it clean! If you lose your key or have problems with them, please notify the Office of Student Affairs, S532 Scaife Hall.
 
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SMALL GROUP AND STUDY ROOMS  4th & 5th floors, Scaife Hall 

The Study Rooms are located on the fourth and fifth floors of Scaife Hall. These rooms have combination locks. The combination sequence can be obtained from the Office of Medical Education M-211 Scaife Hall..
 
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LOST AND FOUND 

Lost and Found for all of Scaife Hall is located on the third floor of Scaife Hall in the Security Office. Anyone finding or losing an item in Scaife Hall may check there during office hours.

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PHOTOCOPYING SERVICES 

Photocopying facilities are available in Falk Library during the following hours: 7:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Monday through Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. Sunday   There are two (2) photocopy rooms on the first floor of the library, with four copiers in each. There are both standard and reducing machines and they are coin and venda-card operated. The venda-cards can be purchased from a wall dispenser in the library. These cards are for Falk Library. Cost per card is $1.00 for the card and seven (7) copies. The card may then be re-encoded by putting in another $1.00 (or more). Each dollar added will give you fifteen (15) more copy credits. If coins are used, the cost is $.10 per copy. There are also several off-campus independent copy services available to students.

COPY CAT COPY CENTER

Various centers throughout campus.  Close to the Medical School is: 246 Scaife Hall ; Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.;  (412) 648-1864

This is a full service center for photocopies, mailing labels, transparencies, binding services, spiral binding and other printing services.  There is also FAX Service available for both transmission and receptions.  Stop in and pick up a brochure of all there services.
 

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BICYCLE RACKS 

There are several bike racks located through out the campus.  Two are located at Scaife Hall.  One is on the DeSoto Street entrance on the 2nd floor and the other is located on the Terrace Street entrance on the fourth floor.

 Register you bicycle through the Department of Parking & Transportation.  It is free and a good idea. In a few days you will receive a Pitt Bicycle Registration sticker, affix it to your bicycle's frame on the bar that supports the seat.  If you have any questions, please call the University of Pittsburgh Department of Parking and Transportation, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (412) 624-0687.

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NOTARY  
Student Organization Resource Center, 
833 William Pitt Union
Mon - Fri 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
By appointment:  412-624-7116

Student Life offers a Notary Public at the SORC, Student Organization Resource Center, available Monday - Friday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm or by appointment by calling 
412-624-7116.  To obtain a notary service, you must present valid photo identification.  Notaries will only notarize those documents that are signed in their presence.  Fees are $5.00 per seal, plus any clerical fees that may be applicable.

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LEGAL CONSULTATION  
628 William Pitt Union 
 
648-7844 

Half hour appointments with Mark Galzerano, P.C. are offered throughout the academic year (i.e., during the Fall and Spring semesters) on Tuesdays through the Student Government Board. Please call 648-7970 to make an appointment. Half-hour appointments are free, but a deposit (a $20 check) is required to make an appointment. Please bring any relevant materials to your appointment (e.g. copy of your lease). 
 

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BULLETIN BOARDS 

All types of information can be found posted on bulletin boards throughout the medical school.  The bulletin boards of importance can be found in the following areas:

In addition, each departmental office has a bulletin board outside its main office which lists conferences and other departmental business.
 
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PUBLICATIONS 

MURMURS

Murmurs is the Literature and Art Magazine publication of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine produced by an editorial staff composed of medical students.  Its purpose is to provide both the students and faculty of the Medical School with an outlet for self-expression and creativity. Editorials, articles, announcements, communications, professional and academic announcements, creative writing (both prose and poetry), photography and pen and ink work may be submitted. Refer to the website for instructions on submitting items for publication.  http://zone.medschool.pitt.edu/sites/BLAH/default.aspx

 

HOSPITALIZATION INSURANCE

All students in the School of Medicine are required to carry some type of hospital insurance. Students will be automatically enrolled in the School sponsored health insurance plan. If a student has health insurance coverage through a parent or spouse he/she may be eligible for a waiver of the school's health insurance coverage. If you have any questions regarding the policy and/or coverage contact the Office of Student Affairs, S532 Scaife Hall. There is a link for UPMC Health Insurance through the "ZONE" site on the Office of Student Affairs Website.
 
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SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COUNSELOR 

Lee Wolfson, M.Ed
3520 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300, Room 308  
Pittsburgh, PA
 
PHONE (412-624-1041)

The Counseling Program at the School of Medicine was started in 1980 and offers medical students evaluation, treatment and referral for a wide range of psychological needs.  The program is dedicated to maintaining healthy and confident students and is both free of charge and highly confidential.  A student using the program can be assured that no information shared in counseling is ever available to others without expressed permission of the student.

Medical training is an exciting but sometimes stressful process.  Students may experience depression, anxiety, loss of confidence, sleep difficulties, relationship problems, eating problems, substance abuse, etc.  These difficulties can interfere with academic performance and this often increases distress.  It is hoped that if any such problems arise, students will contact the counseling program as soon as possible to avoid more serious problems from developing.

Lee Wolfson, M.Ed. is the medical school psychologist.  His office is located at 3520 Fifth Avenue, a short walking distance from Scaife Hall and he can be reached at 624-1041.   If  he is there, and not meeting with a student, he will talk to you.  If not, leave a message and he will get back to you as soon as possible.  Please advise him whether he can leave a message for you with a roommate or family member. Mr. Wolfson can also be reached via e-mail at lkw2@pitt.edu
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT RESOURCES  
University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center
 
William Pitt Union
 
412-648-7930
 
HOURS: Monday through Friday 9:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Substance Abuse Section/University Policies

   

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