UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry is committed to an environment that enables our students to thrive academically and personally, with opportunities for enrichment and leadership throughout their time with us. Diversity, Inclusion and Equity is an integral part of the school’s dedication to provide a welcoming and supportive culture for our students.
All incoming DS1 students are paired with a DS2 student and are introduced to them during an event at the beginning of school. These mentors offer unique insight into the transition to professional school and continue to extend advice throughout dental school.
In addition to peer mentors, all incoming DS1 students are also connected with faculty mentors who offer support and assistance for students as they navigate through dental school. When selecting a mentor for incoming students, consideration and effort is made to pair the faculty member and student based on similar backgrounds.
Each year DS3 and DS4 students are selected by faculty to extend curriculum support for students with academic difficulty, including hand skills development, through small group tutoring sessions.
The faculty in each General Practice Clinical group act as guides for students from starting to assist in the ﬁrst and second years to providing patient care in the third and fourth years.Office of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs- engages in academic advocacy for students by advising and educating students about available resources.
Located within the Office of Associate Dean of Academic, Faculty and Student Affairs, the Student Affairs Office includes Associate Dean, Dr. Adriana Segura, and Assistant Dean, Dr. Stefanie Seitz. Meetings are always available for students to discuss issues, including those regarding academics.
Available counseling services for personal concerns, medication consultation, academic difficulties, career issues and substance abuse, as well as workshops on time management, study skills, etc.
A free self-help resource app for iPhone or Android. Offers information on eight topic areas including building friendships, becoming more mindful, and managing challenges to help you better navigate the ups and downs of campus life.
Advocates for all UT Health San Antonio students and facilitates the student experience through leadership initiatives, community building, campus-wide events, and wellness programming.
Wellness 360 offers primary and pediatric care and specialized care such as immunizations and wellness care. We are located at UT Health San Antonio in the School of Nursing building. Same-day appointments are often available.