Student Affairs

Supporting students on their four-year journey

We’re here to provide services and resources to assist in the intellectual, social, cultural, professional, emotional, and ethical development of our students.”


Donna Elliott, MD, EdD
Senior Associate Dean for Student and Educational Affairs

About the Office of Student Affairs


The Office of Student Affairs offers all students exceptional individualized support.  We support them not only as students but also as emerging professionals. We accomplish this by providing programs and services in a supportive environment that promotes intellectual and professional development, provides cultural and global experiences, supports career goals, nurtures growth as leaders, and inspires excellence.

The deans and staff provide support and services in the areas of counseling for academic or personal issues, career advising, registrar services, student health and wellness, student organizations and interest groups, summer enrichment opportunities, student leadership, leaves of absence, letters of recommendation, and medical student research.

Need Help?

Contact the Office of Student Affairs
(323) 442-2553

Office of Student Affairs
Keck School of Medicine
1975 Zonal Avenue,
KAM 100B
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9020

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Office Hours

Monday through Thursday:
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Our Staff

Teresa Cook, MEd, Director of Student Services & Registrar
Mandy Garcia, ME, Assistant Director of Student Services
Monique Abeyta, Student Services Advisor
Yvonne Galindo, Budget/Business Analyst
Janella Godoy, Student Services Advisor
Caitlin Mahaffey, MEd, Associate Director for Academic and Career Advising
Hazel Martinez, Student Affairs Assistant
Estella Turla, Clerkship Coordinator
Carissa Williams, Career Advisor


Donna D. Elliott, MD, EdD, Senior Associate Dean for Student and Educational Affairs
KAM 100D
(323) 442-2553

Sajjad A. Yacoob, MD, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
KAM 100C
(323) 442-2553