Academic Support & Success Center (ASSC)
The Academic Support & Success Center is here to help empower you as a medical student, encouraging your holistic growth and development and to promote lifelong learning.
How We Can Help:
- Learning Strategies
- COMSAE and COMLEX-USA
- Stress Management
- Time & Life Management
- LUCOM Health Resources
The ASSC also supervises the LUCOM Tutorial Program which provides supplementary reviews.
Additionally, if you are interested in finding a study group to fit your needs, you can utilize the Study Group Search (SGS) Program. This is an optional program that is offered at the beginning of the first and second semester each academic year. You will be matched according to survey responses.
The ASSC Team
The following verses reflect the spirit and attitude of the ASSC team.
“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
Schedule an Appointment
The ASSC offers personalized academic counseling for OMS-I and OMS-II students. If you are a first- or second-year student and wish to schedule an appointment, please schedule through Insight.
If you need assistance scheduling your appointment, please view this tutorial document for how-to instructions.
Still having trouble? Email LUCOMASSC@liberty.edu for assistance.
FERPA Release & Intake Form
Students will be asked to complete an Academic Counseling Intake Form during their first meeting with an academic counselor. The form contains the FERPA Release approval for students and is accessible under Academic Documents and Forms.
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. Tutors do not give answers but help the tutees learn to find answers for themselves by clarifying concepts and processes.
Tutors, 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 tutors, 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.
To begin, please complete the SGS Survey found in the ASSC Canvas course. If you have any questions about how to complete the form, please email LUCOMASSC@liberty.edu.
The LUCOM Student Group Search (SGS) is a collaborative effort between the Office of 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 students 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.