Contact Us

Medical Student Affairs
Lee Medicine Building
Sanford School of Medicine
414 E. Clark St.
Vermillion, SD 57069
Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Sanford School of Medicine Office of Medical Student Affairs!

The office of Medical Student Affairs (MSA) at the University of South Dakota (USD) supports our students through all phases of  their medical school career, through the foundation of being together in teaching, innovation, and compassion.

MSA serves all students from the first day of  Orientation to Graduation through our many resources. Student Services and Resources include: Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic Support, Career Advising, Well-Being, and the Registrars office." 


Male and Female med students outside waving

Orientation to Graduation

As part of Sanford School of Medicine you will continually work with MSA from the first day on campus to the day you get your diploma. Supporting you in the ways you need to make you a compassionate and competent physician.

Old Main front campus.

Need Help?

As a medical student you have resources in place to help you overcome what ever you are going through. From Crisis lines to just someone to talk to, please reach out if you need help. 


  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline – 988 
  • 24/7 Stress Release & Counseling Referral (Medical student only) – 605-777-9482
  • Counseling Center - Rebecca Glover (Medical Students only) – 605-658-3580


Explore the departments, facilities and centers that partner with the Medical Student Affairs office.

A biomedical sciences student doing lab work.

Basic Biomedical Sciences

Housed in the state's only medical school, the Division of Basic Biomedical Sciences creates an environment of innovative and interdisciplinary research aimed at examining human disease.

Female in White Lab Coat Listening to Patient's Heart.

Family Medicine

The vision of the Department of Family Medicine is to improve the health of the people of South Dakota and beyond through leadership in Family Medicine education, clinical practice, research, and community service.

Internal medicine students posing for a picture.

Internal Medicine

The department is a leader in patient care, medical education and research.

Female Researcher Working in Lab.


Providing students with the knowledge and experiences of conditions that effect the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.

Female in Blue Scrubs Delivering a Baby in a Simulation.

Obstetrics & Gynecology

We educate students to provide compassionate health care for women.

Female in White Lab Coat Examining a Medical Slide.


Bridging basic and clinical science to improve the diagnosis, treatment and basic understanding of human disease.

A doctor inspecting a child's ear.


Gentle, honest, sympathetic and respectful children's care.

Psychiatry students talking to adults.


The Department of Psychiatry provides exceptional and quality care, opportunities and education in the field of psychiatry.

Surgeon Performing an Operation Simulation.


Transforming surgery through innovation, compassionate care and developing a life-long commitment to learning for both our students and faculty.

Exterior of Lee Medical Building during the day.

Vermillion Medical Campus

The Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building serves as the home for the Sanford School of Medicine and the School of Health Sciences.