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SMHS Office of Student Affairs & Admissions staff

Listed below are the staff and administration in the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs & Admissions.

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James Porter | Associate Dean for Student Affairs & Admissions

  • Leave of Absence
  • Advisor for Medical Student Academic Performance Committee (MSAPC) issues
  • Learner Mistreatment
  • Title IX

Angela Osborn | Associate Director of Student Affairs

  • RuralMed
  • Primary Care Loan
  • Loans for Disadvantaged Students

Emily Evers | Student Affairs Officer

  • Career Advising
  • Shadowing & Career Exploration
  • Student Interest Groups and Organizations
  • Achieve

Jane Thorvilson | Financial Aid Assistant

  • First point of contact for Medical Student Financial Aid
  • Point of contact for scheduling meetings with Angela Osborn, Associate Director of Student Affairs and Jennifer Wolf, Financial Aid Advisor
  • Process loan requests, check for eligibility
  • Process external aid checks
  • Complete tribal forms
  • Check on refunds

Cindy Stromme | Student Affairs Coordinator

  • Drafts the MSPEs (medical student performance evaluations, commonly known as the Dean’s letter)
  • Issues ERAS tokens and uploads the required documents (transcripts & the MSPEs)
  • Schedules appointments with Dr. Porter
  • Administrative support for the Medical Student Academic Performance Committee (MSAPC) – Not a voting member

Alyssa Montgomery | Admissions Officer

  • Provide information to prospective applicants and current applicants
  • Carry out the Medical School Admissions Committee procedures and processes
  • Provide support to current students

Bethany Reck | Administrative Secretary

  • Onboarding Medical Students
  • Background checks
  • General Questions

Robert Howard | Student Affairs Assistant

  • Phase 1 Medical Student Excused Absence Requests
  • Medical School Student Records Maintenance
  • SAA Website Management
  • Point of contact for scheduling meetings with Dr. Porter (Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Admissions)
  • Administrative support to SAA

Mandi Eckman | Grade and Enrollment Coordinator

  • Grades
  • Enrollment
  • Graduation

Jennifer Wolf | Financial Aid Advisor

  • Individual Student Financial Aid Advising
  • Scholarships
  • Cost of Attendance Adjustments