• Purpose: To enhance academic achievement, retention and graduation of students. To provide academic guidance for medical students.
  • Program: Students participate in academic reinforcement sessions to cover material presented in the first two years of the medical curriculum through self-paced review. MedSTARS (Medical Student Taught Academic Review Sessions) Leaders, selected on the basis of academic performance and personal traits, offer individualized and group review sessions and individual sessions upon request. MedSTARS Leaders are funded by the federal government’s Health Career’s Opportunity Program (HCOP) of the USDHHS, HRSA. Individual advisory and counseling support to strengthen study and learning skills, including time management and organization techniques, concept mapping and stress control, are provided by OME staff for students who require these services.
  • Participants: Medical students are supported at all levels of the MD program.