Learning Specialist Team
The Learning Services team offers highly individualized support to all students throughout their medical education. Our team consists of educators with expertise in adult learning theory and higher education. As lifelong learners, we work diligently to remain informed about best practices in medical education.
Students are encouraged to schedule early and often. We are available to:
- Assist students in developing effective strategies for time management and approaches to study
- Discuss options for note taking
- Help students identify supplemental resources that support individual learning style
- Create study schedules
- Provide specialized guidance and planning for students preparing for both levels of the COMLEX and USMLE
- Support students with planning for rotations and COMAT study
- Offer emotional support
- Connect students with appropriate support such as an academic peer support leader, learning community, student accessibility services and additional service options
These services, including tutoring, are provided at no additional cost.
LEARNING SERVICES TEAM
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MEET THE ACADEMIC PEER SUPPORT LEADERS
Academic peer support leaders are advanced osteopathic medical students who provide mentoring and focused academic support to students. Student requests for academic support should be directed to the campus assistant director of learning services. After an initial consultation, students are able to schedule with an APSL team member with a few clicks. Students can use the appropriate link below to view support options and availability. Requests are confidential and can be completed with a few clicks.
Learning communities are offered at each campus to encourage connection among students. Learning communities meet Thursdays in the late afternoon/early evening.
Sessions are a safe place for students to ask questions, review content and apply their knowledge. The academic peer support learning community leaders create rich content that is designed to be engaging and enjoyable. Learning communities are popular among students. We ask that students adhere to the guidelines for each session, are respectful of session leaders and support one another in the learning process.
Sessions will be "live" and offered through MS Teams.
To access within MS Teams: Open your calendar, click the "Teams" icon on the left hand side, select "Class of 2024" and then select your campus "Learning Community" channel.
Week 2 - September 3
Week 3 - September 10
Week 4 - September 17
Week 5 - September 24
Week 6 - October 1
Week 7 - October 8
Week 8 - October 15
Week 9 - October 22
Week 10 - October 29
Week 11 - November 5
Week 12 - November 12
Week 13 - November 19
Week 14 - THANKSGIVING ( NO LEARNING COMMUNITY)
Week 15 - December 3
COMSAE, COMLEX, COMAT & USMLE PREPARATION
Learning specialists work with students for all levels of COMSAE and COMLEX preparation. Students are encouraged to schedule time with the campus learning specialist to discuss individualized study plans and review appropriate resources. Learning specialists are an excellent resource for NBOME and NBME updates and exam information.
Additional Information and Resources
Practice Questions and LRC Resources - highlights electronic resources that may be helpful for OMS I and OMS II.
LRC Resources - overview of options that may be of interest for those preparing for Level 2/Step 2.
Podcasts - many free, quality podcasts are available. Ask a team member for recommendations.