Academic Support and Tutoring

The OHSU School of Medicine seeks to support the academic success of all students.  

Student Academic Support Services provides assistances with strategies that enhance learning, test performance, mastery of material, time-management strategies and academic resilience.  

Test Preparation resources and information for USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and Shelf Exams, are available through workshops, seminars, and one-on-one appointments.

Formal Peer Tutoring is available to all students in the Foundations of Medicine phase as well as the Clinical Experience Phase of the curriculum. 

The Goals of the Formal Peer Tutoring are

  • Promote independence and student engagement in learning.
  • Acknowledge student insights into the learning process.
  • Acknowledge diverse ways of knowing and learning.
  • Respect individual differences.
  • Personalize each tutoring session.

Group tutoring sessions are offered throughout the week and are offered at times that do not conflict with lecture, small group, or other commitments.  Additionally, the Formal Peer Tutoring program offers small group tutoring in the anatomy lab.

For additional information, email MD Tutoring Services at