Academic Assistance

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) or the Competency Attainment Committee may also require it. There is no charge to the student for tutorial assistance.


Phase 1 Students: Tutoring for individual content areas 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 lead or the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE).

Phase 2 and Clerkship: 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 or the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE).

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

Exam Preparation

Becker Medical Library Resources: Visit the Becker Medical Library website for free online exam preparation tools. For more information, contact the Becker Library at or 314-362-7080. For subject-specific preparation in clinical neurology, medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry and surgery, please visit the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) website.

UWorld access is provided to students as a resource to prepare for USMLE Step 1, Step 2, and subject exams. For questions about this resource, please contact the Office of Medical Student Education at

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