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Academic Advising and Counseling
During the first 18 months, advising is available through the Associate and Assistant Deans (College Deans) in Student Affairs as well as teaching faculty.
During the core clerkships, students select an academic advisor (physician) from a list of faculty in which his/her career interests lie. The decision must be finalized at the end of the core clerkships. Students develop an elective program after consultation with, and subject to the approval by, their College Dean/advisor. The College Dean/advisor is expected to advise about elective choices, career decisions, and residency programs, and to supply perspective about the medical profession in general.
It should be noted, however, that faculty advisors have not been charged with monitoring the academic progress of student advisees. They do not receive their advisee's grades or other evaluation reports with the exception of poor elective evaluations.
Finally, the College Deans meets individually with each student at the beginning of their final year to review their career plans and to write a Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE).
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