Academic coaching, PREP, AACE-IT & SCORE

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 study 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.

For more information about this program, please contact the academic coach.

Achieving Academic & Clinical Excellence in Training (AACE-IT)

Learners in years 1-4 of the MD Program (MD, MD/PhD) who are experiencing academic challenges may be referred to the AACE-IT program for additional support.  AACE-IT coaches are faculty or senior residents who will provide individualized coaching sessions that support core content.

For more information about this program, please contact the academic coach.

Structured Clinical Observation, Reflection and Evaluation (SCORE)

This program provides learners in years 1-4 of the MD Program (PhD who are returning to clinical practice and MD) with additional practice and feedback on their skills in the following areas: interviewing, communication, counseling and physical examinations.  Coaching, which is provided by faculty or senior residents, involves individualized, and very occasionally smal-group, sessions that supplement core content. Participation in the program is by referral only.

For more information about this program, please contact the academic coach.

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.

Confidentiality

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