Plan ahead for heavy parking days


As we welcome new and returning students, more motorists will be parking on our campus during August for various events.

If you are unable to find parking, you can call the Parking Office, 817‐735‐2210 or 817‐735‐2211. The staff will pull up videos of each campus parking facility to let you know where parking is available.

Here are the events that are expected to bring the most additional vehicles:

Aug. 5-9: System College of Pharmacy and Physician Assistant Studies New Student Orientation
Aug. 12-16: Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and School of Public Health New Student Orientation
Aug. 15-16: UNT System Regents Meeting
Aug. 19-22: Welcome Week events
Aug. 23: White Coat Ceremony and Barbecue

Bring your family and friends to our first campus-wide celebration of all things UNTHSC!


Ever wanted to show your family and friends some of the cool projects we do at UNTHSC? Then sign up for Family Day, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the MET and other campus locations.

All UNTHSC schools will provide tours, and there will be a bounce house, yard games and face painting for the whole family.

There is no cost to attend. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks.

The event will culminate with a PowderPuff football game pitting student teams in a friendly rivalry.

HSC for Life, the Alumni Association and the Best Place for All groups are sponsoring the event.

“We hope this event becomes a tradition that contributes to people feeling a sense of pride and connectedness to UNT Health Science Center,” said Stephanie Cuellar, Manager, Community Relations and Alumni Relations and the event’s coordinator.

“This event will allow all UNTHSC affiliates to come together to celebrate our institution’s past, present, and future.”

The event is open to:
• Students
• Employees
• UNTHSC Residents
• Alumni
• Retirees
… And their families (up to 12 guests)

Sign up

Anyone with questions may email Stephanie Cuellar at

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LAST CALL: Order custom UNTHSC embroidered scrubs from APAMSA!


The Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) is almost done taking orders for EMBROIDERED UNTHSC LANDAU SCRUB SETS!

Orders will close on August 5 at 11:59 pm. We will make another announcement next month when they have arrived!

You can purchase one set (top + bottom) for $45, or two sets for $85. There will be a top front pocket and the pants will have pockets as well. You can choose between 5 colors: black, navy, grey, green, and maroon! More information, including payments can be found in the order link. These scrubs are excellent to wear during volunteer events, shadowing, and anywhere else you see fit. Represent your school with pride!

Care Team


UNTHSC cares about our students’ success, not only academically, but emotionally and physically as well. Because of our commitment, we provide services across campus that respond to our students’ unique needs. The UNTHSC Care Team receives referrals and supports students experiencing personal, emotional, and/or medical concerns and is made up of representatives from various departments on campus so that a well-rounded, holistic support system is in place for the UNTHSC community. The Care Team is designed to support students through non-clinical case management by connecting them with resources and serving as an on-campus source of support.

• Create solutions for healthier communities by assisting in promoting the health, safety, and well-being of the UNTHSC community.

How to Refer a Student to the Care Team
The Care Team serves a centralized reporting source for any individual (students, faculty, staff, parents, etc.) who is concerned about a student and would like assistance. Referrals can be made through the Person of Concern Reporting Form found at You can select the nature of the report and identify and provide context for the concern being reported.

Care Team Contact Information
On-call phone number: 817-735-2740

In an emergency, please call:
On-campus emergency: UNTHSC Police (817-735-2600)
Off-campus emergency: 911

Student Complaint System


The Division of Student Affairs is committed to treating all students fairly and respectfully. To file a complaint, please complete the Student Complaint Form electronically. If you choose to provide your contact information, you will be contacted via phone or e-mail to confirm that the formal complaint has been received.
Information about the Student Complaint process as well as the electronic Student Complaint Form can be found at:

Grand Rounds-“Suicide Prevention in Medical Students” Speaker: Debra Atkisson, M.D. Wednesday, August 14th @ 7:30 AM LIB 110


The session will be focused upon a discussion of the factors impacting medical students, residents, and physicians which can increase vulnerability for suicide. Understanding and identifying the presence of factors for a student can help the student and medical educator address those factors. Wellness activities and the impact of those activities in self-preservation of the medical professional will be addressed. The prevalence of common psychiatric disorders related to suicide will be reviewed. Identification, intervention, and effective treatments for the medical student and medical professional will be discussed.

Dr. Atkisson has worked in clinical, administrative, consultative, and teaching positions throughout her career. She is honored to serve as a Physician Development Coach for the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. She works to improve mental health in Texas by her involvement in organized medicine and currently serves as a Texas Representative to the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Atkisson graduated from Texas Tech University School of Medicine and completed both her general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry. She is board certified in both adult and child and adolescent psychiatry. She is certified by the Linehan Behavioral Institute in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).