Common Characteristics

Our program works with a diverse population of students, but over the years we have noticed they often share certain characteristics. You may see yourself reflected in some of the following:

  • Unprepared for the volume and pace of a medical school curriculum
  • Find that study sessions are often long, boring, and unproductive
  • Have difficulty connecting the details with the “big picture”
  • Rely on repetition for majority of study – read, reread, repeat
  • Experience difficulty with recall of key information during exams
  • Often rush to complete all questions on an exam
  • Struggle with time management and organization resulting in both academic and personal difficulties
  • May struggle with stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem
  • Exhibit learning difficulties that were not obvious earlier in academic career
  • Often struggle with undiagnosed Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or Specific Learning Disorder (SLD)
  • Have lost confidence as a student
  • Always seem to be the last person in the library with little to no measurable increase in exam performance