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Academic Advising

Any student experiencing academic difficulty should reach out to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs via email or by calling (405) 271-2316 to arrange a meeting. Students are also encouraged to contact their Course Director early and often to receive feedback and guidance on mastering the course material. The OU College of Medicine’s academic advising programs include the follow resources:

Student Counseling Services
The OUHSC Student Counseling Services, telephone (405) 271-7336, can help with a wide-range of common concerns such as ADHD/Learning Disabilities, improving study and test taking skills, stress management, and test anxiety among others. Personal, relationship, or emotional issues may also be affecting academic performance. Confidential counseling for these and many other issues is available to all students at no cost through Student Counseling Services.  

Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
The Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) program is a faculty guided tutoring program for our pre-clinical students. Student peers who have demonstrated strong academic and communication skills are selected to provide free tutoring to self-identified students experiencing academic difficulty and requesting assistance. Needs addressed by the PAL program include comprehension of course material, study skills, time management, and test taking strategies. PAL tutors are generally selected from students in the same course or fourth-year students with interest and experience tutoring the specific course material.

Disability Resource Center
A student in need of special accommodations for examinations will be required to schedule an appointment and meet with the Director of the Disability Resource Center on the Norman campus, telephone (405) 325-3852. The Director of the Disability Resource Center will notify the College directly if special accommodations need to be arranged for the student.

Student Health and Wellness Clinic
Medical concerns that may be affecting academic performance may also be addressed by the OU Physicians Student Health & Wellness Clinic. This clinic provides acute and chronic care for injuries and illnesses, as well as routine preventative care. Health professionals who provide psychiatric or psychological counseling or other sensitive health care to medical students will have no involvement in supervision, academic evaluation, or promotion of students they have cared for.