MD Program

Academic coaching & PREP

Student attends an academic coaching sessionAs a Faculty of Medicine student (MD, MD/PhD, Medical Radiation Sciences and Physician’s Assistant), you have access to an academic coach who will work with you to develop individualized academic plans and to frame new, or to review and adapt current, strategies to optimize learning potential in order to ensure peak academic performance. The academic coach is available for one-on-one coaching and to assist with workshop development and facilitation.

Peer-facilitated Review Enrichment Program (PREP)

The Faculty of Medicine’s PREP offers first-year medical students the unique opportunity to participate in small, innovative, interactive and collaborative learning communities. Sessions are facilitated by successful second-year medical students.

Participants may come to as many, or as few, sessions as they like. There is no commitment, other than the commitment to achieving your full academic potential.

Academic e-Coach

This online self-diagnostic tool allows you to assess how you might adjust your current learning strategies and make the best use of resources that are available online, within the Faculty of Medicine, and within the broader University of Toronto community, to enhance your academic performance. (Read more...)

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Meet your academic coach

Nellie Perret













You can read Nellie Perret's biography on the About Us page.

Frequently asked questions

You may have questions about what we can offer you, so we have answers to frequently asked questions to help you out.


All sessions are confidential. Our office does not share information with the Faculty of Medicine or anyone else except by written request of the student, or as required by law. 

Contact us

You can book an appointment with our counsellors, or if you wish to speak to a counsellor, you can call our office at 416.978.2764.

Academic coaching resources

The following represent just a few of the growing number of useful online academic skills development resources for students in the health professions.

Clinical Skills

Advice on taking tests and managing stress

Using Study Grids

Using Study Grids 

Tips on using study grids for learning: Pharma, Pharma2, System Disease Categories

Ademic accommodation

Students with an identified need for an accommodation, or students who wish to meet with a counsellor to determine whether or not they have a learning disability or ADHD, should contact the University of Toronto's Accessibility Services