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I am an Instructional Specialist in the Office of Medical Education at the
Tulane University School of Medicine. Our students *are* in need of
academic support. Some students meet with me as a learning specialist, but
it's really a small part of my position which also includes faculty
development and curriculum alignment and implementation. I work with
students on learning strategies, metacognition, and time-management. We
also have a peer-assisted learning program that I oversee. Faculty
recommend students who have done well in certain courses, and then we
process them through our human resources department. They are paid by us to
do peer-tutoring. There is a cut-off score to qualify for tutoring because
of the number of tutors we have been able to recruit. We have tutors in all
subjects.

We also have a part-time student support person (50%, and she is faculty
the other 50%) who meets students and works with them on issues that
interfere with their success that are not related to academics. Finally,
our fourth-year students organized a tutoring elective. They wrote a
mini-grant through the Office of Medical Education to buy the TutorLingo
tutor- training software, and train students who sign up for the elective
using that software. Those tutors hold small group tutoring sessions in
Physiology and Mechanisms of Disease, and hope to expand eventually to
other courses. They may also create study guides and such, but their role
is still evolving.

Mary

On Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 8:31 AM, Leslie Perkins <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Hello Colleagues! I'm meeting today with our Provost for a new doctoral
> program that will begin in 2018-2019 for Naturopathic Medicine. If you work
> at an institution with a medical program or science fields with graduate
> students, I'm seeking resources and information to look at the needed
> academic support for that program and staffing structure. I'm currently a
> one person office and need to make inroads in why I cannot remain a solo
> operation with our strategic plan. Just looking at the med students that
> will be coming my way sooner rather than later, I want to provide as much
> details as possible. I'm also trying to find resources that outline the
> types of questions that institutions should be asking PRIOR to bringing on
> academic programs in which you know will have a larger incoming class and
> the support systems that should be in place with them.
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> Leslie Perkins
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> Academic Support Specialist
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> Academic Support Center
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> *Maryland University *
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> *of** Integrative Health *
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> 7750 Montpelier Road | Laurel, MD 20723
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> 410-888-9048 ext. 6651
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> [log in to unmask] | www.muih.edu
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> Academic Support Center Canvas Site: https://learn.muih.edu/courses/295
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