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Student support

Taunaki ākonga – Te Kura Whaiora o Ōtepoti

The Student Affairs Office

The Student Affairs Office is responsible for all matters relating to students' personal, academic, and pastoral care.

The Office follows-up matters such as absences, exam results, class division process, withdrawals, and readmissions. It also offers mentoring and career guidance.

If you're studying at the Dunedin School of Medicine and have matters impacting your academic performance or wellbeing, please get in touch early to see how the Student Affairs Office can help.

All personal matters are treated in confidence.

Our people at the Student Affairs Office

Dr Penny Eames and Dr Tess Patterson are assisted by the Manager of Student Affairs, Jillian Tourelle, and the Otago Medical School receptionist

Dr Penny Eames
Associate Dean for Student Affairs (ALM)

Dr Tess Patterson
Associate Dean for Student Affairs (ELM)

Jillian Tourelle
Manager, Students Affairs and Medical Education Group
Tel +64 3 479 7700

Dean’s Office, Otago Medical School
Tel +64 3 470 9837 (Dunedin Hospital extension 59837)

Contact the Student Affairs Office

There are three ways to make an appointment:

  1. Phone Jillian Tourelle on +64 3 479 7700
  2. Email
  3. Visit the Receptionist at the Dean’s Office (first floor, Dunedin Hospital)

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Kōhatu – Centre for Hauora Māori

Kōhatu – Centre for Hauora Māori (Māori Health) has multiple roles including:

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Community networking
  • Student support

Contact Kōhatu

Please contact the Hauora Māori administrator for further information:

Tūi Kent
Room 1.30, First Floor, Adams Building
Room 1.05, Dean’s Office, First Floor, Dunedin Hospital (Rāapa/Wednesdays only)
Tel +64 3 479 7263
Tel +64 3 470 9836 (Rāapa/Wednesdays only)

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