Long School of Medicine

New Student Orientation

Undergraduate Medical Education

Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

Student smiling for photo

New Student Orientation for Class of 2026

Orientation week: July 25-29, 2022

Welcome Class of 2026!


Orientation Checklist

Review Orientation Week Schedule (see below)  
Veritas New Student Retreat. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Check in at Pedrotti's Ranch is from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.  
Computer/Device Checks.  You are required to have your devices checked by the Information Mgmt. Services (IMS) team. Bring all your devices to campus and ensure they are compatible with HSCwave. Device check locations include: ALTC 106, Dental building 4.421T, or Nursing SL262. July 29
Parking and ID Badges. Click here to schedule a time to have your photo ID taken and to pay for your parking pass. Non-permit parking will be allowed in Zone 4 for 7/25 ONLY. TBD
Student Services New Student Orientation (SSNSO). You will be automatically enrolled in the course "Student Orientation" via your Canvas Dashboard, on or before July 25. This course is mandatory for all incoming students. Please review the modules and complete the module quizzes. Failure to complete the coures by the deadline, will result in a registration hold on your record. Questions regarding SSNSO course, please contact the Office of Student Life at studentlife@uthscsa.edu.  TBD

Orientation Week Schedule

Friday, July 22
Time Event Hosted By

Location (See Campus Map)

Last Name A-L
9:00 -
11:00 a.m. 

Last Name M-Z
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Check-in (Details to follow from Admissions) Admissions and Student Affairs Teams
Veritas Meeting
ALTC 3.304 & Holly Auditorium
White Coat Ceremony Rehearsal 

ALTC 3.304 & Holly Auditorium

What My White Coat Means to Me/ Photos

ALTC 3.304 & Holly Auditorium

Packet Pick-Up Student Affairs Team  
3:00 p.m. Family Chat Virtual Registration link  
3:00 p.m. Veritas Meeting   Various Locations
4:00 p.m. Family Chat Admissions and Student Affairs Teams ALTC 3.304
Saturday, July 23
Time Event Hosted By

(See Campus Map)

10:00 a.m. White Coat Ceremony

Admissions Team

Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Cir. San Antonio, TX 78205

Monday, July 25
Time Event Hosted By

(See Campus Map)

8:30 a.m. Check In Student Affairs Team Pestana Lecture Hall (LEC 3.104)
9:20 a.m. Student Affairs Overview Joshua Hanson, MD
Stephanie Reeves, DO
Pestana Lecture Hall (LEC 3.104)
10:20 a.m. Break    
10:30 a.m.  Diversity in Medicine Sekinat McCormick, MD Pestana Lecture Hall (LEC 3.104)
11:30 a.m. Break    
11:40 a.m. Professional Identity Formation Paulina Mazurek, EdD Pestana Lecture Hall (LEC 3.104)
12:00 p.m. IMS Wi-Fi Tips Information Management Systems (IMS)

Pestana Lecture Hall (LEC 3.104)

12:15 p.m. Lunch Sponsored by the Office  Pestana Lecture Hall (LEC. 3.104)
1:00 p.m. Dean's Welcome Robert Hromas, MD Pestana Lecture Hall (LEC 3.104)

1:15 p.m.- 1:45 p.m.

1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m.- 2:45 p.m.

Academic Enhancement & LASSI Review Derek Holbrook, EdD Lecture Hall (LEC 3.102)
Well-being in Medical School Paulina Mazurek, EdD

Pestana Lecture Hall (LEC 3.104)

Paletas with the Deans UME Deans LIB 2.019
2:50 p.m. Clinical Skills Orientation

Jack Badawy, MD
Cristina Grijalva, MD

Pestana Lecture Hall (LEC 3.104)

4:00 p.m. Wrap-up/ Retreat Information Student Affairs Team

Pestana Lecture Hall (LEC 3.104)

Tuesday, July 26
Time Event Hosted By

(See Campus Map)

8:30 a.m. Check-in Veritas Peer Advisors Pedrotti's Ranch
13715 Farm to Market Rd 1560, Helotes, TX 78023
9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Veritas New Student Retreat
Wednesday, July 27
Time Event Hosted By

(See Campus Map)

8:30 a.m. Day at a Glance Student Affairs Team

Virtual Orientation Link

8:45 a.m. Interprofessional Education Joseph Zorek, PharmD
9:00 a.m. Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics Ruth Berggren, MD
9:20 a.m. Office of Research Kate Lathrop, MD
9:40 a.m. Public Health Barbara Taylor, MD MS
10:00 a.m. Break  
10:10 a.m. Admissions Opportunities Judianne Kellaway, MD
Belinda Gonzalez, MPA
10:30 a.m. Alumni Chantel Maldonado
10:50 a.m. Educational Tech Resources Jessica Hernandez, EdD
11:00 a.m. Wrap-up  
11:30 a.m.
- 1:30 p.m.
Student Organization Fair Various Links for organization rooms
(coming soon) 
6:00 p.m. Dinner with Bexar County Medical Society (optional) BCMS and AMA/TMA chapter RSVP required

Click to Register

Thursday, July 28
Time Event Hosted By

(See Campus Map)

8:30 a.m. Check-in Student Affairs ALTC 3.304
9:00 a.m. Student Life Presentations Student Life ALTC 3.304
10:00 a.m.

A Week in the LIfe of a Medical Student / Practice TBL

Elizabeth Hanson, MD

ALTC 3.304

11:30 a.m. Veritas Lunch  

ALTC 3.304 & 3.302

1:00 pm

"Stop the Bleed" Training

Department of Surgery ALTC 3.304
2:30 p.m.


Friday, July 29 
Time Event Hosted By

(See Campus Map)

9:00 a.m.

Practice Synthesis

Synthesis Facilitators  Assigned Rooms
10:50 a.m. Lunch (on your own)  
12:00 p.m.

Anatomy Orientation

Omid Rahimi, PhD
Annette Occhialini, MD

ALTC 3.304

3:00 p.m.

End Orientation


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