Models of academic support and advising

Dawn Dillman, Shoshana Zeisman-Pereyo

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This chapter examines learning support models in undergraduate medical education. LCME requires robust system of student support for certification. Learning specialists with degrees in education are frequently in charge of leading student support systems. This may include tutoring programs, United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), and other standardized exam preparation. Visibility and accessibility are key to the success of any support program. LCME also mandates both academic and career advising. Advising, mentoring, and coaching are often thought of as interchangeable terms. However, they each have unique implications and their applicability to medical education is explored. Learning communities are frequently used to enhance the delivery of the advising system. Specific examples are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on the Efficacy of Training Programs and Systems in Medical Education
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781799814696
ISBN (Print)9781799814689
StatePublished - Dec 27 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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