S6E3 - The Medical School Registrar

June 9, 2023
  • For the Record
  • Graduate and Professional Schools
  • Records and Academic Services
  • Academic Records
  • for the record
  • graduate students
Listen Here - S6E3 - The Medical School Registrar

Post-secondary institutions in the United States are many and varied. Medical schools, in particular, pose specific and unique challenges for administrators. In this episode, we talk to two medical school registrars about the ways their work differs from and aligns with the work of a non-medical school registrar. Learn about the different accrediting bodies and courses of study medical students pursue, and about some of the key touchstones of a medical student’s experience–all through the lens of the medical school registrar.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Medical school registrar positions require many of the same kinds of skills and motivations as other registrar positions. 

  • The interview was recorded on March 13, 2023, so references to Match Week and Match Day occurred in the third week of March for 2023. Match Week is a huge deal for medical school students. For registrars it is akin to supporting a separate commencement ceremony in terms of data preparation and reporting. 

  • Technology remains a challenge for medical school registrars, in particular the way student information systems are not necessarily designed with the specific needs of medical schools in mind. 


Doug McKenna, University Registrar
George Mason University

Sarah Reed, University Registrar
University of California - Berkeley



Rolando Flores
Associate Dean of Students and Registrar
Touro University Nevada

Eileen Romero
New York Medical College

References and Additional Information:

Records and Academic Services

Leadership and Management


American Medical Association