Meet the Assistant Dean of Students
Welcome to the College of Medicine at NEOMED. I am excited to share this journey with you, providing you with a supportive learning environment and guiding you through your undergraduate medical training. I work in partnership with the staff in the Office of Academic Affairs and Student Services, and the Center for Student Wellness and Counseling to ensure that you receive the academic and personal support you need to meet your educational goals, and to holistically support your professional development as a physician.
As the student advocate for all College of Medicine students, I serve as your first point of contact for troubleshooting issues and concerns and connecting you to the appropriate resources for addressing those concerns. I also provide students with guidance and support in a wide variety of activities, including:
- Preparing you for your career as a physician through NEOMED’s holistic career development curriculum. This includes oversight of the residency match process including ERAS, MSPE preparation, and the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP).
- Building your personal board of directors by connecting you with a robust network of mentors and advisors through NEOMED’s Professional Development Advising Team (PDAT) program.
- Planning and implementing extra-curricular enrichment opportunities, including career exploration, research and service experiences.
- Writing dean’s letters of recommendation for research and other professional development applications.
I also participate in the development and administration of many policies that impact the quality of life and campus resources available to medical students and provide support and advisement to the NEOMED Student Council and College of Medicine student interest groups.
Together with my colleagues in the Office of the Dean and Medical Education, we coordinate many events that will be memorable milestones in your career development, including the White Coat Ceremony, the M3 Student Clinician Ceremony, Match Day and Commencement! Your well-being and career balance are of paramount importance to our team; as such, we are committed to working with you to support you throughout your training.
Once again, welcome to NEOMED! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if I can be of any assistance to you during your time here.
Anita Pokorny, M.Ed.
Assistant Dean of Students
Office of the Dean and Medical Education
Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine