PLFSOM Student Affairs Handbook

The staff of the office of Student Affairs is here to enhance your experience and facilitate communication between students, staff, faculty, and the community. The PLFSOM Office of Student Affairs is located in the Medical Education Building (MEB), rooms 3314, 3320, 3321, and 3318. Our hours of operation are 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday, observing all institutional holidays.  We look forward to working with you.

Handbooks:  Student Affairs and TTUHSC El Paso

The 2021- 2022 PLFSOM Office of Student Affairs Medical Student Handbook explains services offered by Student Affairs and can be found online at . This handbook operates in conjunction with the TTUHSC El Paso Institutional Student Handbook: Code of Professional and Academic Conduct.  This handbook contains the policies for all students and can be found online at It is the student’s responsibility to know the content of each handbook.

Student Affairs function is to help you meet your academic, personal and professional goals.

As student advocates, we liaise between students and faculty, work closely with the College Masters and the Office of Student Services, provide counseling referrals, and ensure students receive fair treatment in accordance with institutional policies.  We hold informational class meetings and work with class officers in addressing student needs.

We assist in monitoring the academic and professional performance of students and assist by providing individual and class career counseling, USMLE examination workshops and academic assistance through the medical student tutors and outside referrals.  We facilitate and manage activities of the Grading and Promotion Committee (GPC) which may recommend disciplinary or corrective actions and guide the student appeal process.  We are also part of the Student Affairs Committee.

Student Affairs helps students transition to residency by coordinating the Visiting Students Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program and guiding students through the Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS) and the National Resident Match Program (NRMP).  We write your MSPE Medical student Performance Evaluations (MSPE) and perform additional career counseling alongside your advisor.

Student Affairs carries out the medical student orientations, White Coat Ceremony, Match Day activities, Convocation and Graduation.  In summary we are here to ensure that students are knowledgeable about and take advantage of resources offered by the institution to aid in a successful medical school career
The Office of Student Services provides a number of services to assist all students enrolled at TTUHSC El Paso. Our Office is located in the MEB 1210 suite. Our offices are open 8 A.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday, observing all institutional holidays. Please visit the Student Services website at for more information on Disability Support, Financial Aid, and Program of Assistance for Students, Student Business Services, and Support for Student Organizations, and Veterans Affairs.

Students are divided up into four “Colleges” (red, blue, green or gold” within the PLFSOM, which provide a supportive learning community throughout their enrollment. Each College consists of two faculty members, who are identified as College Mentors, dedicated to providing academic monitoring and advising, mentorship, career counseling and academic assistance as needed.  The College Mentors collaborate with the Office of Student Affairs to ensure student success.

Academic Support (915) 215-6560 MEB 3319
Disability Support Services (915) 215-6560 MEB 3319
Financial Aid Advisor (915) 215-5602 MEB 1210
Information Technology (915) 215-4111 MEB 2160
Library (915) 215-4309 MEB 2100
Medical Education (915) 215-4320 MEB 2200
Office of Curriculum, Evaluation and Accreditation (adjacent to Founding Deans Office) (915) 215-4392 MEB 3rd Floor
Registrar (915) 215-4366 MEB 1210
SBS/Accounting Services (915) 215-5680 130 Val Verde
Student Affairs (915) 215-4010 MEB 3314
Student Health (Kenworthy Clinic) (915) 215-5500 9849 Kenworthy St.
Texas Tech Police Department (non-emergency) (915) 215-7111 HSC RM 228

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