Aims of the Faculty Advisor Program

  • Build longitudinal relationships among students and faculty advisors
  • Build peer communities that foster reflection and growth
  • Facilitate students in meeting their academic and career development needs
  • Facilitate students' personal and professional development through:
    • Helping students face and overcome obstacles
    • Identifying and practicing ways to thrive and build resilience
    • Assisting students in navigating their own professional identity formation
  • Continually build advisors' knowledge and skills to better meet student needs and share new knowledge in scholarly work

Faculty Advisors are not specialty-specific mentors but rather provide longitudinal advising to students regardless of specialty choice. Students are encouraged to also seek out specialty mentors as they develop their specialty choice.

Faculty Advisors and Program Leadership

Duluth

Robin Michaels, PhD
Chair of Duluth Faculty Advisor Program, Associate Dean of Student Affairs & Admissions

218-726-8872
rmichael@d.umn.edu

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Ruth Westra, DO, MPH
Faculty Advisor

218-726-8552
rwestra@d.umn.edu

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Emily Onello, MD
Faculty Advisor

218-726-7820
econello@d.umn.edu

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Jennifer Pearson, MD
Faculty Advisor

218-726-7574
jpearso1@d.umn.edu

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Amy Greminger, MD
Faculty Advisor

218-726-7227
agreming@d.umn.edu

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Twin Cities

Robert Englander, MD
Faculty Advising Program Lead, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

rengland@umn.edu

Alisa Duran, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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Sheilagh Maguiness, MD
Assistant Professor

612-625-8625

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Brian Muthyala, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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David Satin, MD
Faculty Advisor

612-626-8581
sati0003@umn.edu

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Tseganesh Selameab, MD
Faculty Advisor

612-873-4059
sela0007@umn.edu

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Madhuri K. Shors, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor

612-301-3433
mkshors@umn.edu

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Jamie Starks, MD
Assistant Professor

612-626-6519
stark289@umn.edu

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Duluth: Transitioning to Faculty Advisors in Year 3

All Duluth students will be assigned a Faculty Advisor from the Twin Cities in their second year, who will assume the primary Faculty Advisor role when the Duluth students transition to their third year.

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