Academic Support and Success Center
The Academic Support & Success Center (ASSC) is available to offer individual assistance and guidance to student-doctors through services such as study skills, test-taking strategies, stress management, time management, organization, and structure.
The ASSC Academic Counselors also supervise the LUCOM Tutorial Program and the Graduate Assistants who provide supplementary reviews. Additionally, any student-doctor who is interested in finding a study group to fit their needs can utilize the Study Group Search Program, an optional program that is offered at the beginning of first and second semester each academic year. They will be matched according to survey responses.
Mission of the ASSC
The mission of the Academic Support & Success Center is to empower students to take responsibility for their holistic growth and development and to promote lifelong learning.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”—Proverbs 3:5-6
“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”—2 Chronicles 15:7
Academic Support and Success Center Team
Office: CMHS 3044
Office: CMHS 3042
Office: CMHS 3043
Schedule an Appointment
The ASSC offers personalized academic counseling for OMS I and OMS II students.
If you are one of the students listed above and wish to schedule an appointment, please use the link provided below.
Schedule a One-on-One Appointment.
If you need assistance scheduling your appointment, please view this tutorial document for a how-to instruction.
FERPA Release & Intake Form
Students are asked to fill out an Academic Counseling Intake Form to their first meeting with an academic counselor. This Intake Form also contains the FERPA Release approval for student-doctors.
Tutoring & Study Groups
The primary role of the LUCOM Tutorial Program is to offer assistance with academic skills, subjects, and courses by helping the tutees “learn how to learn” on his or her own while highlighting the various modes of learning. They serve as a facilitator and a coach by empowering students to help themselves. Graduate Assistants do not give answers but help the tutees learn to find answers for themselves by clarifying concepts and processes. Graduate Assistants, of course, do answer some questions directly, but in doing so they model the appropriate thinking and language behavior for the particular subject. They are a resource for other students, someone who can assist tutees with developing problem-solving and decision-making skills, and finding alternative resources. They further assist students who seek help with improving their self-confidence, which is a key factor in improving academic performance. The graduate assistants, at times, will provide “mock” exam questions to project student learning and attempt to incorporate various learning styles throughout a tutorial session. Tutorial sessions are offered in a near-peer environment in a classroom-like setting outside of the normal academic hours.
The LUCOM Student Group Search is a collaborative effort between Student Services and the Academic Support & Success Center to facilitate a process to aid student doctors in finding study groups that best fit their learning styles, personalities, and academic needs. The goal of the SGS is to ensure that all student doctors are able to advocate for themselves and streamline the process for engaging with classmates in a goal-oriented atmosphere of study and review which will best benefit all group members.
To begin, please complete the SGS Survey.