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Department of Medical Education

Elizabeth A. Nelson, MD, Interim Vice Dean of Education, Interim Chair, Department of Medical Education,
Sr. Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education, Professor of Medical Education/Distinguished Teaching Professor HLB 2nd Floor

Assistant: Mackenzie Nunez   

Mackenzie Nunez, Sr. Administrative Associate, Executive Assistant to Dr. Elizabeth Nelson, MD, HLB 2.407

Lerla Pettiford, Program Administrator HLB 2nd Floor
Contact Lerla about Accreditation and Compliance information, LCME Visit.

Curriculum - UME - (2nd Floor of HLB)

Stephanie Hinojosa-Galvan, Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum Manager  512-671-0724  HLB 2.502.01

Contact Stephanie about all things related to Curriculum and the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee (UMEC).

Alissa Strother,  MS3 Program Administrator  HLB 2.502

Contact Alissa about Year 3 (dual degrees, distinctions), MS3 Intersessions, the Leadership Course (Year 3) and the Innovation Leadership and Discovery Committee.

Michelle Monk,  DOCS Senior Academic Program Coordinator  if you have any questions
Contact Michelle about DOCS, Year 4 ILIAD and the Curricular Integration Committee.

Victoria Pavlik, IPE/Leadership Academic Program Coordinator HLB 2.328
Contact Victoria about Interprofessional Education (Years 1, 2 & 3), MS2 Intersessions, the Leadership Course (Year 1 & 2), Enrichment Electives Support 

Zach Jacquez, Clerkship and Elective Program Administrator   512-495-5166 HLB 2.502.01
Contact Zach about Year 2 (Clerkships) and Year 4 (Clinical Courses), Milestone 0 and Milestone 1, submission of new electives (enrichment or clinical), the NBME, and the Healthcare Delivery Committee. 

Amy YankoviakSenior Academic Program Coordinator   

Contact Amy about Year 1 Essentials courses, MS1 Course Directors Meeting, and PILLARS.

Elaine Kuriakose, Academic Program Coordinator   HLB 2.328

Contact Elaine about Year 1 Essentials courses and the Scientific Foundations Committee.

Cyndi Beals, Administrative Associate Medical Education 

Contact Cyndi about faculty payments.

Evaluation, Assessment & Faculty Development

LuAnn Wilkerson EdD, Associate Dean for Evaluation & Faculty Development & Distinguished Teaching Professor   HLB
Contact LuAnn about anything evaluation, assessment or faculty development.

Stephanie Corliss PhD, Director for Evaluation and Research & Assistant Professor  HLB

Contact Stephanie about course and faculty evaluations, peer tutoring, learning strategies, MD/MEd dual degree program, Evaluation and Assessment (EA) UMEC subcommittee.

Lisi Wang PhD, Data Analyst  HLB
Contact Lisi about course and faculty evaluations, or if you need assistance with research methods and statistics.

Gareth Gingell PhD, Assistant Professor   HLB
Contact Gareth about PILLARS, Examsoft, and MedEd research.

Tyler Rhoads, Evaluation, Assessment and Faculty Development Manager   HLB
Contact Tyler about daily Evaluation and Assessment activities, peer tutoring, Sue M. Cox Academy of Distinguished Educators and late evaluations.

Liz O'Gara, Director, Standardized Patient Program   HLB
Contact Liz about daily operations of the Standardized Patient Program.

Weldon Phillips, Standardized Patient Educator   HLB
Contact Weldon about how to become a Standardized Patient in the program and your experiences with said patients.

Student Affairs

Travis W. Crook, MD,  Associate Dean of Student Affairs  512-786-9999 HLB 2.319 

Joel Daboub,  Assistant Dean of Admissions  512-495-5084 HLB 2.317
Cherry Gonzales,  Admissions Coordinator ; 512-495-5598 HLB 2.312.01
Contact Cherry about admissions, student admissions interviews, and onboarding.

Liliana Martinez, Assistant Director of Pathway Programs | Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) 512-495-5821 HLB 2.312.04
Contact Liliana about health science summer camps and the JAMP program.

Tyler Stevenson, Admissions & Recruitment Admin Associate  512-495-5108 HLB 2.312.03
Contact Tyler about admissions, student admissions interviews, events, and recruitment.

Ramiro Hernandez, Manager of Academic Record Services
Contact Ramiro about student records and grades.

Marsie Molina,  Senior Academic Program Coordinator  512-495-5674  HLB 2nd floor
Contact Marsie about scheduling, add/drops, registration, badging, supervised learning experience, shadowing, and research approvals, transcripts, step certification, and electives (enrichment or clinical)

Stephan Baley, Credentialing Coordinator HLB 2nd floor
Contact Stephan about VSLO, AHP, 4th year away electives, credentialing, and compliance.

Aubrie McKernan, Medical Student Affairs Manager HLB 2nd floor
Contact Aubrie about daily Student Affairs operations, orientation,  student travel, student housing.

Taylor Hutton,  Senior Academic Program Coordinator    512-495-3004  HLB 2.320.05
Contact Taylor about Career Advising and the Match.

Ernesto Lopez,  Financial Aid and Scholarship Manager   512-495-5043  HLB 2.315
Contact Ernesto about financial aid and scholarships. 

Casey Ritter,  Academic Program Coordinator  HLB 2nd Floor
Contact Casey about student organizations/interest groups, student wellbeing, student room reservations and events, and student travel/funding.

Curriculum Support Team Roles

YearCourse(s)Course SupportContact Information - 2nd Floor HLB or over MSTeams

(C2P) Cells to Population
(S&F) Structure & Function
(MOD) Mechanisms of Disease [1st Half]

Amy Yankoviak

(MNS) Medical Neuroscience (FOD) Foundations of Disease, (MOD)Mechanisms of Disease [2nd Half]Orientation

Elaine Kuriakose 

MS2 & MS4Clerkships, Electives (Enrichment or Clinical)
NBME Exams
MS2IntersessionsVictoria Pavlik 

MS3Intersessions, Dual-Degree Programs, Distinctions

Alissa Strother 

LongitudinalLeadership Course (Year 1 & 2)Victoria Pavlik 

LongitudinalLeadership Course (Year 3)

Alissa Strother 

LongitudinalInterprofessional Education
Leadership Course (IPE)
Victoria Pavlik


Developing Outstanding Clinical Skills (DOCS)  ILIAD (Year 4)