The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has a team approach for academic support programs, with course and clerkship directors, peers, faculty advisors, and specialized external resources all supporting the academic needs of students.
The Junior Peer Tutoring Program provides subject-specific tutors to students requiring extra assistance with their coursework. The program is coordinated by two student-directors in their second year and is overseen by a faculty director with expertise in education and remediation. Tutors are student volunteers who receive training in academic support and teaching. Students interested in meeting with a peer tutor can send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org and can expect to have a response within two days.
The Senior Peer Tutoring program aims to provide more intensive support to students who need assistance beyond a single course or who require remediation in coursework. The program also serves students who need help with clinical skills or clinical reasoning. Referrals to Senior Tutors are arranged through a student's Faculty Advisor. Senior Tutors are fourth-year medical students and undergo an intensive training in recognizing and addressing learning barriers and in helping students to develop the tools to improve their performance. The Senior Tutors are overseen by the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and Student Affairs.
Throughout the course of the year, students have the opportunity to attend workshops held by student tutors and faculty on strategies for time management, study skills, test-taking and preparation for licensing exams. These workshops are open to all students.
Student Affairs has access to learning specialists to assist students who require specific learning assessments and counseling.
Office for Student Affairs