Academic Coaching Program

Academic Coaches are preclerkship faculty identified based on their understanding of the FLEX curriculum and proven experience and success in guiding students through the rigors of medical school. The assignment of an academic coach to each student is intended to provide an immediate point-of-contact for the student and to ensure that each student is connected to all of the available resources. Our goal is to assist you in reaching your personal goal.

Monitoring Progress—Your academic coach will receive updates on Block Exams and other graded activities

Availability—Following your initial meeting, subsequent meetings are determined by academic need and/or requests by students

Requirements and Expectations

  • Initial group meeting with your academic coach
    • Introductions
    • Establish contact information (MUSC email)
  • Individual meeting following Block 1 Practice Exam
    • Your coach will review your practice exam and provide feedback via email
    • Your coach may request a meeting to provide specific guidance/resources
  • Individual meeting following Block 1 Exam
    • All students will meet with their academic coach to review the Block 1 Mastery Sheet
  • Subsequent individual meetings
    • Regular meetings are scheduled for students depending on specific academic needs
    • Your coach is available to you