OCE Faculty

Ruth Levine, M.D.

Assistant Dean, Office of Clinical Education
Professor, Psychiatry
UTMB School of Medicine

As Assistant Dean for the Office of Clinical Education, Dr. Levine works closely with course and clerkship directors, community agencies, program coordinators and students to oversee clinical education throughout the School of Medicine curriculum.

John Luk, MD

Assistant Dean, Office of Regional Medical Education
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
UTMB School of Medicine

Based in Austin, Dr. Luk oversees the medical student program in Austin and works with local, regional, and institutional stakeholders to maintain and expand the Year 3 and 4 experiences in Austin.

OCE Staff

Karen Hunley
Administrative Coordinator
(409) 747-0268
  • Oversight of SOM 3rd year clerkships and all questions related to 3rd year SOM course work
  • Coordination of Austin and Houston clerkship assignments
  • Coordinates activities associated with the Clerkship Directors, including the Clerkship Educator's Conference
  • Planning and coordination of Clinical Skills Week
  • Management of all 3rd and 4th year electives

Frances Dawe
Administrative Coordinator
(409) 747-1750

  • Coordinates SOM 3rd and 4th year Houston programs
  • Establish student rotations in Houston hospitals
  • Maintain affiliation agreements
  • Chief proctor for NBME shelf exams
  • Assists with WOS faculty appointment process

Brian Sullivan
Community Education Specialist
(409) 747-0265

  • Coordinates SOM 3rd year courses with Community Teaching Physicians
  • Coordinates 4th year Ambulatory Community Selective (ACS) courses
  • Preceptor access to the Moody Medical Library
  • UTMB's Rural Health Care Track coordinator
  • OCE Website maintenance
Catherine Hale
Coordinator II
(409) 747-1850
  • Coordinator for all Scholarly Tracks
  • Pom3 & POM4 Coordinator
  • Student Housing Coordinator
  • Support for Electives Course Committee and Chair of CBEC
  • Coordinates supplemental liability insurance and student drug testing
Candice Russell
Administrative Coordinator
(512) 324-7860
  • Coordinates SOM 3rd year Clerkships in Austin
  • Planning and Coordination of Austin Program Annual Awards Dinner
  • Planning and Coordination of Austin Program Orientation
  • Proctor for NBME shelf exams in Austin
  • Advisor to Austin Student Activities Council
  • Coordinate Sr. Neurology & Emergency Medicine Selective
Amanda Feighner
Administrative Coordinator
(512) 324-7860
  • Management of ORME office operations; financial reimbursement for travel to Galveston for mandatory events
  • Coordination of Occupational Medicine events: N-95 mask fit testing, BBP exposure protocols/post care
  • Technical assistance with student lockers, pagers and badge issues
  • Coordination of student wellness benefits in conjunction with UT Austin
Tricia McElligott
Administrative Coordinator
(512) 324-7860
  • Coordinates SOM 4th Year Electives
  • Management of visiting student applications
  • Establish student electives
  • Proctor NBME Shelf Exams
  • Student Housing Coordinator

Emergency Contacts

(Office Use Only)


Galveston Office:

2.210 Marvin Graves Building

301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-0413
Phone:  (409) 747-0269
Fax:  (409) 772-6565

Austin Office:

601 East 15th Street

CEC Second Floor, Ste. C2.410
Austin, TX 78701
Phone:  (512) 324-7860
Fax:  (512) 324-7988


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