Academic Support Services
It is to your advantage to be concerned with the first signs of trouble with your schoolwork. With the relatively fast pace of medical school, lack of definite assignments and lecture attendance requirements, and the relative infrequency of tests in some courses, it may not be obvious to you that you are, in fact, in trouble.
When recent examination results are not available, you can generally tell that you're in academic trouble if you find yourself in any of the following situations:
You have neglected all your studies for a week or more, either by choice or because of illness or other distraction (e.g., family crisis).
You feel that you don't have a good grasp of the material and that you appear to be falling behind the pace of the course.
What to Do
You have several choices, some of which are described in more detail in this section of the handbook.
Discuss the situation with the faculty member directly involved with the course.
Discuss it with faculty members with whom you have a good relationship and decide on a strategy to cope with the problem.
Consider one or more of the many services offered by the Office of Academic Development (e.g., tutoring) or, depending on the nature of the problem, consult the Campus Counseling Service.
Go to the Office of Student Affairs. Arrangements can be made for a schedule rearrangement, or other sources of counseling and assistance.
MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL - GET HELP WITH YOUR PROBLEM QUICKLY!