Learning Communities

Upon matriculation, students will be assigned to small‐group learning communities or “colleges” headed by College Mentors. Each college will have two College Mentors during Years 1 and 2 – typically one with clinical experience (MD) and the other with research experience (Ph.D.). In addition, in Year 2 a clerkship director will be assigned to each college to foster a smooth transition into Years 3 and 4, where the clerkship directors will become College Mentors.

The College Mentors will monitor the academic progress of their assigned students and will be available to discuss academic issues, such as group skills and processes, curricular matters, study strategies, academic performance, and professionalism.

Students will be required to meet regularly with their College Mentors to discuss academic progress or matters of concern. The student will have a required initial meeting with the College Mentor during orientation.