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The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provides programs and services for all medical students at FIU from the time of recruitment to the time of commencement and beyond. Activities of the OSA include: recruitment of students; the admissions process; mentorship of students; personal, academic, and financial counseling; and medical student communities providing educational and extracurricular activities, organizations, and student leadership opportunities. The Office of Student Affairs features experienced faculty and staff who are dedicated to the overall well-being of medical students. The OSA provides learning opportunities outside of the formal classroom and clinical settings that are designed to complement and enhance the overall educational experience.

Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday except on university holidays.
The OSA has an emergency line available for urgent student issues that can be reached during and after business hours by calling (305) 348-0696.

Deans of the Office of Student Affairs
Robert L. Hernandez, Jr., MD
Adrian L. Jones, JD
Barbra A. Roller, PhD
Cheryl Brewster, EdD

Director of Operations
Natalie Hernandez, MS

Director of Records and Registrar
Almi Rodriguez, MS

Director of Admissions and Recruitment
Andria L. Williams, MBA

Director of Financial Aid
Marissa Miles, MA

Director of Student Support Services
Heidi von Harscher, PhD, FICPP

Director, Medical Student Counseling & Wellness Center
Nathaly Desmarais, PsyD, MSCP, BCB

Director of Student Programs
Scarlett Aldana-Bosch, MBA

Associate Director of Panther Learning Communities
Jessica Lewis, MA

Contact Information:
Phone: 305-348-0644
Fax: 305-348-0650