Education Enhancement Department

Education Department

The Education Department (ED) empowers students to realize their potential by providing services and activities that complement and enrich classroom instruction, improve student performance, and advance instructional goals for learning, retention, and progression.

Studying for medical school is quite different from undergraduate and other professions. The sheer volume of information requires specific study strategies that we know work in medical education and for long-term retention needed as a practicing physician. It is not enough to memorize or even understand concepts, you will need to be able to analyze and evaluate information to be successful in medical school and your career.

ED Initiatives

• New Student Orientation

• One-on-one academic advising with ED Academic Advisors

• Meetings with faculty member learning specialists

• Medical Scholars Program

• Study Skills and Medical Student Learning Research

• Education Department Newsletter

• Professionalism Initiatives

• Peer-led active learning sessions

• Peer-led individual tutoring

• Study Buddy Program- assist students with finding a study group.

• Mentor Program – We pair Med 2 and Med 3 students as mentors to Med 1 students.

• Academic Success Program – The AUA Academic Success Program (ASP) is a mandatory program for all students who were unsuccessful in the Block One examination by providing essential academic support and resources to assist them for all their future academic achievements in Basic Sciences.

• Transfer Student Orientation

• Reboot – supportive programs for students repeating the semester

• Semester Action Plans help students prepare for comprehensive examinations.


In-class and voluntary workshops on topics such as:

• Study Strategies

• Note-Taking Skills

• Time Management

• Active Learning

• Critical Thinking/Working with Multiple Choice Questions

• Social Support

• Interpersonal Skills in Medicine

• Art Therapy

• Success Strategies

• Test Anxiety

• Concept Mapping

• Wellness/Nutrition

We invite you to stop by our offices at any time. If we are available, we are happy to assist you immediately. If not, you can make an appointment and pick up any of the study strategy materials that we offer.