Learning Resources

The Office for Student Affairs provides support to students who require specific learning assessments and counseling. The following resources are in place:

Peer Tutors

The Junior Peer Tutoring Program provides subject-specific tutors to students who need extra assistance with their course work. Two second-year students, under the guidance of a faculty director, coordinate the program. Tutors are student volunteers who receive training in academic support and teaching. If you are interested in meeting with a peer tutor, you can send a request to the tutoring program's email (sinaitutors@icahn.mssm.edu) and can expect a response within two business days.

Senior Tutors

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. The faculty advisor arranges for referrals to senior tutors, who are fourth-year medical students who have had intensive training in recognizing and addressing learning barriers and in helping students develop the tools to improve their performance.

Programs and Resources for Academic Excellence

The Office of Student Affairs works with medical students around adjustment to medical school, study strategies and effective ways to make the most out of courses, clerkships and study resources.

The Director of Programs and Resources for Academic Excellence has available office hours on MARC, or can be reached by email or phone: Lauren Linkowski, EdD, lauren.linkowski@mssm.edu, 212-241-1425.