Our Team 

As part of Student Affairs, the mission of the Career and Professional Advising Team is to support the College of Medicine-Phoenix students throughout all four years of medical school. We serve in a variety of capacities that support our students’ success in school, residency, and specialty careers. 

Dr. Lisa Shah-Patel

Director, Career and Professional Advising

Dr. Lauren Fisher

Career and Professional Advisor

Dr. David Guttman

Career and Professional Advisor

Dr. Eric vanSonnenberg

Career and Professional Advisor


Free Counseling

Private counseling and mental health services for UA College of Medicine-Phoenix medical students are available and ensure the privacy of students seeking these resources. Call for any issue that may adversely affect your academic and training performance.  
All sessions are private, confidential and legally privileged. A nurse practitioner is also on site. 

  • Call 602-604-9440.
  • Students should let the office staff know that they are a UA College of Medicine-Phoenix student and your academic year.
  • Students may ask for an appointment with either one of the psychologists.
  • Available to meet on campus by request.
  • Address: 4425 N. 24th Street, Suite 250 / Phoenix, AZ 85016 

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Professional Resource Office

Explore the Professional Resource Office to learn more about how they help our medical students and faculty. 

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