Welcome to Veritas!

We are the Long School of Medicine’s student advising system. Incoming students are randomly assigned to one of 20 Veritas groups or “families.” The families are clustered into 5 Societies: Green, Red, Blue, Yellow, and Purple named after founding faculty. Each Veritas group is led by a clinical faculty member as well as fourth year medical students “Mentors in Medicine” (MiMs) and second year medical students “Veritas Peer Advisors” (VPAs). Medical students remain in their group for their medical school career. It is a cohesive and interclass system in which each class of students mentors the students following them. Our goal is to enhance the development of our medical students by fostering close relationships and assisting them to make career decisions and access resources in an informed way. It is my hope that we serve as their professional and academic family for the next four years.

Christine Andre M.D., Veritas Director

Quick Facts

Unique, Overnight Retreat Experience to Start Medical School

Dynamic family groups who meet throughout the year


Student Veritas Members

“Veritas has provided me with amazing mentors, friends, and opportunities that have enriched my medical school experience. It has made a journey that isn’t easy, much smoother and lots of fun too!” – Giselle Castillo, MS2


Current Long School of Medicine students can login to the Veritas Canvas site for a list of resources and more detailed information.