The Office of Clinical Student Affairs (OCSA) assists in providing knowledgeable, experienced advising to medical students in a professional and clear manner.
Quality student service
Collaboration and teamwork within all departments
Assist students to reach their educational and professional goals
Foster a culture of continuous improvement
The OCSA team strives to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information for proficient advising
Services to Students
The Office of Clinical Student Affairs is a critical resource for students in semesters six and beyond, offering numerous services and resources designed to enhance the clinical educational experience at AUC. AUC students have access to the following:
Friendly counselors dedicated to helping students schedule core and elective rotations at AUC’s clinical teaching sites.
Access to a current list of available clinical sites as well as to information about the profile of your preferred site(s), the core rotations offered, and available electives
Support and resources to assist students preparing for USMLE Steps 1 and 2
Coordinated access to an array of administrative, registration, and documentation services provided through the Offices of the Registrar, Graduate Certification, and the Clinical Dean
Meet the OCSA Team
Zerith McMillan, Senior Regional Clinical Advisor
After nearly 10 years in higher education, I joined AUC in early 2014. Now, as senior regional clinical advisor, I plan and manage clinical rotations for third and fourth year medical students. This puts me in direct contact with students who are entering or continuing rotations at various outpatient clinics and hospitals, including our Miami affiliate, the Center for Haitian Studies. Outside of the office, my best moments are the ones I spend with my family. I am a weekend warrior on the basketball court and an avid sports fan of Miami area teams.
Jeffrey Anderson, Northeast Senior Regional Coordinator
After spending the majority of my professional career in financial services marketing and communications, I am pleased to join AUC as the Senior Regional Clinical Advisor covering the Northeast U.S. region. I am thrilled to be advising AUC students during their clinical rotations as well as elevating the university's presence in our Northeast regional hospital network. It’s great to be part of a caring and dedicated team of educational professionals in helping our students achieve their goals of becoming medical doctors.
Yaniet Rodriguez, Supervisor of Clinical Operations
Prior to joining AUC, I earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in organizational leadership with a specialization in high education administration from Barry University. In 2006, I began advising undergraduate biomedical science students and have stayed in this field ever since. I thoroughly enjoy talking to students and helping them achieve their academic and career goals. I was raised in Miami and currently live there with my husband, daughter and two dogs. In my spare time, I love a good steak, reading fiction, and watching movies.
Yvette Ramirez, Hospital Coordinator
I joined AUC in 2015 after earning my bachelor’s degree at Boston College. I am currently pursuing my master’s degree from the Harvard Extension School. My time with AUC has been extremely valuable and enjoy working for an organization that is so dedicated to students’ educational success. There is no better feeling than knowing that I’ve played even just a small role in helping our students become competent physicians.
Jose Gomez, Senior Clinical Education Advisor
As a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, I came to the United States and enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman for the 2nd Marine Division Weapons Company. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix, a master’s in business administration from the American Intercontinental University, and I’m currently pursuing a doctorate in management from Northcentral University. I currently reside in Miramar, Florida with my lovely wife, two daughters and the family dog (Obi-Wan Kenobi). Outside of work, I enjoy reading, weightlifting and swimming.
Joshua Gutierrez, Clinical Education Advisor
I started working with AUC in November of 2014. Since then, I have been working on my bachelor’s degree in business administration from DeVry and couldn’t be more excited for the future. I’ve found such a great, positive culture at AUC and I’m proud of our commitment to student success. Being able to assist students with their educational and professional goals inspires me every day. I particularly enjoy watching students find success at our annual residency “March Madness.” AUC is my family and I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a caring and devoted organization.
For general questions, please call 305-446-0600, option 4, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Case Logs and Hospital Surveys:
Office of the Registrar
Hospital Clearance and Documentation:
(305) 446-0600, option 4
For all other matters, please contact:
Kimberly Kirkland, PsyD
Associate Dean of Clinical Student Affairs