The Medical HELP Center is a tactically corrective five-week course designed for medical students and physicians from across the country who have learning disabilities, ADHD, or who are experiencing other academic difficulties.
Programs are offered four times a year starting in January, April, June, and September, and each class is limited to ten spots. Additionally, individual and small group sessions are offered throughout the year for physicians who are struggling to pass their specialty and recertification boards.
Using relevant and authentic medical school material, the intensive skill-based program, developed by experts in the field of reading and learning, follows a specific scope and sequence to develop critically needed skills including
Study skills, study framework, and organization
Test-Strategies (based on clinical vignette-formatted questions addressing USMLE, COMLEX, shelf exams, specialty boards, etc.)
Reading Comprehension and Reading Speed
Concentration and Memory
Time management and scheduling
Stress management and self-esteem
Students master these skills through small group and individually guided instruction, preparing students to implement these skills upon returning to medical school, board review, clinical practice, or whatever their specific goal may be.
Founded in 1986 by Dr. Barbara Guyer, the Medical HELP Center has helped over a thousand students from across the country. By addressing foundational skills through the demanding filter of medical school, our students often see tremendous improvements in performance in the classroom, on their boards and shelves, and in clinical practice.
The tuition for a spot in the program costs $4500. Students are responsible for room and board and all living and transportation costs. Individual sessions for physicians cost $100/hour.
For more information, contact the Coordinator of the Medical HELP Center, at 304.696.5834 or E-Mail. Part of our time is dedicated to talking with prospective students and administrators with questions regarding the unique opportunities provided by the Medical HELP Center.