Latest Dean's Message

Please join me in welcoming Elizabeth Fehsenfeld, DMH, to the School of Medicine as our chief of staff. 
Dr. Fehsenfeld, who comes to us after an extensive nationwide search, was most recently special assistant to the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix (UACOM-P). Previously, Dr. Fehsenfeld was senior associate vice president of academic affairs for the executive vice president of academic affairs at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV).

Student Spotlight: Yiran Wang

Photo of Yiran Wang wearing a white coat

Second-year medical student Yiran Wang's decision to attend medical school was unexpected. The experience of participating in a summer shadowing program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital as an undergraduate student unearthed Wang's passion for medicine.

"It was electrifying to be in that environment—to observe surgeries and procedures in the operating room, witness connections develop between physicians and patients in conversation and learn from all different members of the healthcare team," said Wang. "I felt like there was nothing else I'd rather do than medicine."