Societies

The Four Societies at DGSOM

Individualized guidance from pre-orientation to graduation

Societies Deans
Societies

Every student at DGSOM belongs to one of our four societies: Utilis, Caritas, Levamentum,  or Accendo. Each Society is led by an Assistant Dean for Student Affairs who is your go-to person for individualized guidance and support from your very first day of medical school until you graduate.

The Assistant Deans have a broad supportive role in student affairs, and serve as the primary contact for students in the following areas:

  • Longitudinal advising from pre-orientation to graduation.
  • Networking and connecting students with resources for enrichment opportunities.
  • Providing resources and support during times of personal, academic, or professional adversity.

Assisting the Associate Dean for Student Affairs with the preparation of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) for residency applications.

Connect with Us

Deans for Student Affairs

 

Lee Todd Miller, MD

Lee Todd Miller, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Scheduling and Support
Roberta Rey, PhD
310-206-1278
rrey@mednet.ucla.edu

Iljie Fitzgerald, MD


Iljie K. Fitzgerald, MD, MS
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Society: Societas Utilis
ifitzgerald@mednet.ucla.edu

 

Chandra Smart, MD


Chandra Smart, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Society: Societas Caritas
csmart@mednet.ucla.edu

Deborah Lehman, MD


Deborah Lehman, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Society: Societas Levamentum
dlehman@mednet.ucla.edu

Holly Middlekauff, MD


Holly Middlekauff, MD
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Society: Societas Accendo
hmiddlekauff@mednet.ucla.edu

“There’s a warm sense of camaraderie and community building within each class and across student classes within each society with wonderful opportunities for peer mentorship.”

Clare Moffatt, Medical Student