Dedicated Learning Communities
Beginning on day one, you are welcomed into a dedicated Learning Community to support you throughout your medical school experience. Your community is a blend of caring faculty mentors, peer supporters, academic advisors, and wellness counselors, all united with one goal in mind—your success.
Your Personal Advising Team
Our Office of the Academic Learning Environment (ALE) coordinates a variety of academic supports that will enhance your journey to becoming a successful physician.
Faculty Mentoring from the Start
As a Ross Med student, you will regularly meet with faculty advisers to identify your strengths and plan your path through medical school. Together, you and your faculty mentors will develop individualized study plans for coursework and exams.
And as you move through your clinical education curriculum, Ross Med’s clinical faculty, the academic dean, and core specialty clinical chairs will provide you with a wellspring of knowledge and guidance on career development, attaining residency, and patient care.
Academy for Teaching and Learning
Ross Med’s Academy for Teaching and Learning (ATL) is a strategic network of faculty who help integrate academic support throughout our four-year curriculum. From our pre-matriculation course to exam prep and beyond, your journey through Ross Med will include intentional touchpoints at critical moments, ensuring that you have the resources you need to unleash your full potential.
Before beginning your MD coursework, enrolling in our pre-matriculation course can provide you with the tools to successfully transition into a rigorous medical curriculum. This course is particularly beneficial for students who have been out of school for an extended period or pursued other career paths before entering our program.
Work with faculty to create a learning plan tailored to your unique preferences and aptitudes. Throughout your time as a student, ATL faculty will monitor your progress and provide proactive outreach when you need it.
Group Study Sessions and Tutoring
ATL faculty host a range of large and small group sessions to complement the medical science curriculum. These include multidisciplinary boot camps, organ-system-based formative assessments before exams, concept clarification sessions after exams, peer tutoring, United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USLME®) Step Exam preparation, and remediation courses.
Preparation for National Medical Board Exams
As a Ross Med student, you will automatically be enrolled in our Pathways to Step 1 course, which includes personalized advising and tutoring sessions as well as group reviews of USMLE® practice questions to help you prepare for the Comprehensive Basic Science Exam and USMLE® Step 1.
As you complete your core and elective clinical rotations, you can continue to tap into the ATL’s support through individual advising, NBME practice exams, webinars, and more.
Library Services and Research Support
Need some inspiration for your next research paper?
Ross Med’s Library Services offer valuable academic resources, eBooks, and medical journals—and you’ll have full access throughout the entirety of your MD program. Plus, you can tap into additional library programming like live learning sessions, on-demand videos and instructional guides, and research databases and learn about recent accomplishments of Ross Med faculty, students, and alumni.