RUSM utilizes Learning Communities (LC’s) that are designed to help students collaborate with and gain support from their faculty. In addition to the student’s faculty mentor, each LC consists of faculty from the medical sciences, clinical sciences, and ATL. These groups meet collaboratively to help support student doctors reach their goals and overcome challenges along the way. The LC’s, along with Student Affairs and the ATL, sponsor a variety of career and professional development opportunities throughout the year. Every new student at RUSM is assigned to an LC.