At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, we take a team approach to providing academic support. Course and clerkship directors, peers, faculty advisors, and specialized resources all support the academic needs of students.
The Junior Peer Tutoring Program provides subject-specific tutors to students requiring extra assistance with their course work. 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 the tutoring program's email 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 course work. 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 intensive training in recognizing and addressing learning barriers and in helping students to develop the tools to improve their performance.
Programming and Electives
The School offers Step 1 and Step 2 CK review courses. There is specific programming in Year 3 on how to prepare and study for the NBME subject-based exams. Additionally, students have the opportunity to attend workshops held by student tutors and faculty on time management strategies, study skills, test-taking, and preparation for licensing exams.
Student Affairs can provide study skills and learning specialists to assist students who require specific learning assessments and counseling.
Office for Student Affairs
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