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Office of Academic Support

The Academic Support staff understands the challenges and demands of the academic experience at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. While our students have already accomplished academic success, this is a new and different academic culture. We strive to provide academic support to all RFUMS students outside of the classroom, enriching student success.

We provide academic skills development with individual counseling on topics such as learning styles and study skills. We use a Learning Style Inventory that has proven to be very helpful for our students. This inventory helps students understand how to best approach studying and the retention of information by identifying strength areas such as active learning, visual learning, sequential learning, etc. While meeting with students, we help to identify ways to approach the material through their preferred learning style. The staff in Academic Support will also help our students with test-taking skills—specifically multiple choice tests. We incorporate elements of their learning style and combine that with an established approach to test-taking, enhancing the test-taking experiences for our students. 

We meet with many students within the first month of classes, helping them acclimate to this new academic environment. We specifically help them develop effective time management skills and help them establish study schedules. Our goal is to maximize studying time while balancing other life demands. We work individually with students to provide the most effective schedule for their individual needs.

We are thrilled to provide peer tutoring programs for many of our courses, and are always looking to enhance our services.