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Schedule an Appointment

Appointments are between 30 and 60 minutes in length and are conducted in accordance with our confidentiality statement*

Book your own appointment

If available individual appointment times do not meet your needs or you wish to schedule a group or ongoing meeting, please email Irina to schedule. Be prepared to:

  • Provide a brief description of the meeting topic, if possible
  • Indicate if it is a time-sensitive request
  • Request if you specifically want a one-hour meeting (most appointments are 30 minutes in length)
  • For student group appointments only, please prepare an agenda (emailing your agenda in-advance is strongly encouraged)

Drop-in office hours for individuals and groups

Drop-in hours are held weekly on Thursdays from 12-12:30 via Zoom.

Before dropping-in, please check the Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Community Calendar to ensure that office hours are being held and to get the Zoom link.

Online Suggestion Box

Help us better serve you and our Community! Submit quick, informal, non-urgent ideas, suggestions, concerns, questions or appreciations about your GSBS experience.

Online Suggestion Box for Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Science Students
(submissions can be anonymous)

*Student Affairs Confidentiality Statement

Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Student Affairs does not share confidential information without consent or without legal or ethical justification. In addition to making this public statement of our confidentiality, we make every effort in appointments and meetings to:

  • Indicate the level of confidentiality we can provide
  • Provide in-the-moment reminders of our level of confidentiality and its potential limitations
  • Anticipate foreseeable circumstances where confidential information must be disclosed
  • Work with colleagues to maintain the level of confidentiality requested to the extent possible

Important limitations to our confidentiality include:

  • Issues related to Title IX (discrimination, assault, abuse, harassment) are reported to the Title IX Coordinator
  • Imminent potential threat of serious harm to self or other
  • Dr. Thompson is a Campus Security Authority for UMMS and is required to report potential criminal acts in accordance with the Clery Act

Questions about the level of confidentiality we are able to provide in particular circumstances are welcome.

Concerned for a student?

Quick Guide to Student Support
UMass Chan Medical School-wide resources for students and best practices to serve a student in distress
Report Mistreatment

UMass Chan prioritizes respectful treatment of all members of our community. For concerns about mistreatment in the learning environment, please click the link above.