Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center is here to enhance the student academic performance and personal well-being, promote excellence, and advance medical student’s goals. The staff serve as student advocates; working with individual students to identify and resolve academic or personal issues or problems that may negatively affect a student’s academic performance, personal health, and/or quality of life. A proactive philosophy drives the programs which are preventative in nature and inclusive in making services available to all medical and DPT students regardless of their academic standing. ASC oversees three academic support programs and individualized as well as group advising.
All services provided are cost-free.
Students are supported in identifying and resolving academic issues, concerns, and problems that may be affecting academic performance. Academic advising provides resources to students for the purposes of course preparation, licensing exam preparation, and other academic matters.
Individualized and group academic advising is offered to students on matters such as:
- Adjusting to Medical School
- Learning Strategies
- Knowledge Organization & Consolidation
- Note-taking Skills
- Exam Preparation
- Test taking Skills
- Test Anxiety
- Time Management
- Stress Management
- Conflict Resolution
- Exam Error Analysis
- Improving Concentration & Motivation
- Preventing Burnout
- Improving Oral Presentation Skills
- Relaxation Training
The Peer Tutoring Program in the Academic Support Center offers group as well as individual tutoring to all Medical students; free of charge. It is proactive and encourages participation from the outset of a course block rather than subsequent to academic difficulty. The Peer Tutoring Program is led by upper-level medical students familiar with course content. Tutors are knowledgeable and offer flexibility in meeting times. Students’ at-risk or experiencing academic difficulty are given priority for individual tutoring. The tutoring services are supported by the Offices of Student and Educational Affairs.
If you are interested in becoming a part of the Peer Tutoring Program, please email the Academic Support Center.
Please visit Student Accessibility Services for more information on accommodations and services.
A board review course is offered to facilitate MSII students in preparation for Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensure Examination. Individualized assistance in preparation for USMLE Steps 1 and 2 is provided based upon need.
Resources and Links
All students will be given access to a Canvas page specific to their cohort. This page will provide ample resources that can be used throughout their studies.
To schedule an appointment with an advisor, please use Archivum.