Howdy! The Office for Academic Support Services offers a variety of programs and services designed to enhance a student's learning at the College of Medicine. Dr. Angie Hairrell and Chris Diem assist individuals through one-to-one appointments on any learning or study issue, supplemental instruction and guidance for board preparation, and other related areas. Small- and large-group seminars are designed to provide an overview of proven strategies to prepare students for class, board exams and certifying exams. More information can be found be clicking on the links on the right side of this page. 

Services provided include:

4th Year Students

  • CV and Personal Statement preparation 
  • MEID-805 Elective focusing on Residency, personal finances, and continued education
  • Course projects and papers
  • Board review preparation

3rd Year Students 

  • Board and shelf exam preparation 
  • Study skills for the clinic
  • Time Management for rotations 

2nd Year Students 

  • Step 1 Preparation 
    • Includes study calendars, one-on-one advising, check in's during studying 
  • Strength and Opportunity Reports after exams 
  • Utilization of questions prior to block exams 

1st Year Students 

  • Test-taking strategies and test analysis
  • Time management strategies
  • Skills for medical school success program
  • Expert skills program
  • Screen for learning disabilities
  • Stress management strategies
  • Regularly scheduled seminars



Angie Hairrell, PhD 
Director of Academic Support Services

HPEB 1040


Chris Diem, MEd 
Program Coordinator for Academic Support Services

MEC 409

Current students may schedule appointments and view upcoming events by visiting our appointment management system.