Tamara Gay, M.D., serves as assistant dean for student services, with primary responsibility for career specialty counseling and student wellness programs.
Dr. Gay received her medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and completed her residency training in psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Gay joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1993 as a Lecturer in Psychiatry. In 1996, she was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor, and in 2011 was promoted to her current rank of Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry.
Dr. Gay focuses her clinical activity on young adult mental health and wellness and personality disorders. Her academic interests include medical student education in the ambulatory and emergency department settings, new clerkship site development, and house officer mental health.
A member of the U-M faculty for more than 19 years, Dr. Gay has been actively engaged in medical education, including service on the Curriculum Policy Committee, Medical School Admissions Committee, Admissions Executive Committee, Academic Review Board, and Director for the Psychiatry Clerkship.
Nationally, Dr. Gay has been involved in medical education through the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP), and currently serves as President-Elect of this organization.