Tutorial Assistance Program

Students experiencing difficulty in any course may request tutorial assistance. Such requests should initially be directed toward the course directors and thereafter to the associate dean for student affairs. Students who are repeating courses will be offered the opportunity for tutorial assistance. The Committee on the Academic and Professional Evaluation of Students (CAPES) may also require it. There is no charge to the student for tutorial assistance.


First- and second-year students: Tutoring for individual courses is available, and it is offered either in small groups or one-on-one from teaching assistants or other graduate students. Interested students should contact the appropriate course master.

Third-year students: Residents and interns are available to tutor students one-on-one to develop clinical skills, including talking with patients, team communication, physical examination, and solidifying core clinical concepts in preparation for the NBME Subject Exams (Shelf). Interested students should contact their clerkship director.

Learning Specialist

Professional learning specialists can meet with students privately to assess and improve upon individual learning styles. Specialists also conducts lunchtime learning sessions. Contact Sarah Fowler-Dixon, PhD, Education Consultant and Learning Specialist, by phone at 314-503-5169 or by email at sbahdixon@gmail.com.

Exam Preparation

Becker Medical Library Resources: Visit the Becker Medical Library website for free online exam preparation tools. For more information, contact Betsy Kelly, Becker Library Associate Director, by phone at 314-362-2783 or by email at betsy.kelly@wustl.edu.

For subject-specific preparation in clinical neurology, medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery, please visit the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) website.