Important Dates

Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Time: You can anticipate a full day from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM.
Location: Holly Auditorium, Long School of Medicine
Highly Recommended
Deadline: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Contact Person: Vanessa Torres, 210-567-6080,
Registration Link: Closed
Information: We had a blast at Welcome Weekend celebrating the new incoming class to the Long School of Medicine. In case you missed it, you can download our welcome packet here. You’ll find great resources such as tips for you now, a guide to financial aid, laptop requirements and order form, important contact numbers, campus parking, San Antonio neighborhood and apartment reviews, San Antonio business and eatery referrals and valuable advice from your upperclassmen! Enjoy the read and let us know if you have any questions we can help you with.

Date: Start now!
Contact Person: Trey Ximenez, 210-567-6080
Deadline: July 2, 2018
You have some very auspicious days coming in your future, White Coat Ceremony, the Student Clinician Ceremony, and then…finally, Long School of Medicine Commencement.  We want to make absolutely sure that we use the correct pronunciation of your name when announcing it on these momentous occasions.  I think we might do a proper job of it if your name is Daniel Robert Smith or Mary Elizabeth Nelson, but if your name doesn’t sound like it looks, or is a little unusual, we want to make absolutely sure we announce it accurately.   (But we want a voice file from all of you!)
Please send us a voice recording of the pronunciation of your name.  Here are the three easy steps:

  • Open the voice recording app on your smartphone.  iPhones have “Voice Memo”, Android users can download the free app “Google Keep.”
  • Use the app to record the proper pronunciation of your name.  Please articulate well- slowly and deliberately.  Like an announcer!  Say your name THREE TIMES during this recording.

Email this file by July 2 deadline,

Deadline: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Contact Person: Dr. Roxanna Nelson; 
Information: The Medical Store will be offering all the equipment required for your Clinical Skills Module in a discounted equipment package that can conveniently be ordered online.  The LSOM faculty has determined the items in the package. The equipment package contains everything you need in August. Not sure what to order? Attend the equipment demonstration at Welcome Weekend, Saturday, May 5, 2018. Manufacturers’ representatives will be on campus will samples of all equipment.
Order Form: You may purchase your Diagnostic Kit using the online order form.

You MUST have your kit for your first Clinical Skill Module on August 7, 2018. Order by July 3, 2018 to ensure you receive your kits before August 7, 2018. Those that preorder by July 3, 2018 will be offered FREE DELIVERY! Preorders will be available for pick up during Orientation on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Questions about placing orders after July 3, 2018 can be directed to

Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Long School of Medicine
Contact Person: 210-567-6080,
Registration Link: Coming Soon!
Information: Join our Associate Dean for Admissions & Outreach, Dr. Judianne Kellaway, of Undergraduate Medical Education for a meet and greet! We will run through the ceremony to get you prepared!

Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Long School of Medicine
Contact: Office of Student Affairs; 
Registration Link: Registration is not necessary as all new students are required to attend.
Information: Veritas is our Student Mentoring Program. Each of you will be assigned a Veritas group who will be your family for the next four years (and beyond). Our student leaders in the second and fourth year meet with you often to provide support, camaraderie, and advice about your future in medical school and as a physician. Also, you will be assigned a faculty mentor whom you can communicate about your experience in medical school. This person is available to help you with a variety of experiences, from choosing a specialty to finding mentors in your field and finding your strength academically. In combination, your Veritas group forms your “professional family” here at UT Health, which is why this first meeting is extremely important.

Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Long School of Medicine
Parking: Visitor’s Lot, see map 
Not Required
Optional, for parents, significant others and other family members
Contact: Office of Admissions & Outreach, 210-567-6080,
Registration:  Registration link coming soon!
Information: Wondering what medical school will be like for you who are spouses, parents, and significant others? Join Drs. Eddins and Kellaway, deans of the UME office, for a light breakfast an information session and of The Long School of Medicine.

Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (100 Auditorium Circle, San Antonio, TX 78205)
Parking: Click here to view parking information for The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Required; professional attire required
Deadline: June 7, 2018
Contact Person: Vanessa Torres, 210-567-6080,
Registration Link: Click here
Information: Long School of Medicine faculty will greet you as you enter the medical profession. Each of you will receive a white coat as a concrete symbol of your new professional role. The White Coat Ceremony was initially conceived by Dr. Arnold P. Gold, a faculty member at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and today many medical schools have such a ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony is your initial entry into the medical profession, so professional attire is highly desirable.

Date: Monday, July 23, 2018 – Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Trinity University (1 Trinity Place, San Antonio, TX 78212)
Contact Person: Dr. Roxanna Nelson; 
Registration: not applicable
Information: Lots of fun to be had at the Retreat! You’ll have a blast socializing, playing games, and making new friends. More details about the retreat activities are sent closer to the event.

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Room 3.301 ALTC (Academic Learning & Teaching Center)
Information: Representatives from Littmann Stethoscopes and Welch Allyn will be onsite to demo the equipment. Any orders that have been submitted beforehand will be ready for pickup on this day!

Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 – Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Long School of Medicine
Contact Person: Dr. Roxanna Nelson; 
Registration Link: not applicable
Information: This is the time you will learn about textbooks, laptop check, ID badge, health insurance, etc. More details about orientation activities will be sent closer to the event.