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Academic Support Services

The academic support services team of Medical Student Affairs (MSA) is here to help RUSH Medical College students successfully navigate the various transitions during their medical school journey. Our academic support model offers three tiers of support: general, enhanced and remediation.

  • General support includes resources available to all students
  • Enhanced support offers more individualized support and is available to students identified by our Early Intervention Committee
  • Remediation support is available to students who need to reassess a block/clerkship.

Available Services

Individual Appointments

MSA’s dedicated student support services managers offer individual appointments for all students. These appointments cover topics to help remove barriers to your academic success of students. Common topics covered include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Study skills
  • Organization strategies
  • Time management
  • Self-care
  • Appointments can be made by emailing your student support services manager to schedule an appointment.

Peer Education Program

The Peer Education Program is designed to help students receive content reinforcement to supplement their learning throughout their academic years at RUSH Medical College. Peer educators consist of M2-M4 students who serve as academic leaders and develop and facilitate content both for preclerkship and clerkship curriculum.

Resident Education Program

The Resident Education Program support clerkship students with the transition to the clinical world by offering content support, success strategies for each clerkship and shelf test preparation. The team consists of approximately 14 residents, including residents from each of the following specialties: internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, pediatrists surgery, and OB-GYN.

Additional Support

In addition to discussing and recommending academic support services, the student support services managers work closely with different areas/departments within the Office of Integrated Medical Education, as well as our RUSH University partners, including the following:

Medical Student Affairs

RUSH University partners


Contact Us

Allison Haas, MA
Student Support Services Manager, Pre-Clerkship (M1-M2) students

Dijana Demirovic, MEd
Student Support Services Manager, Clerkship (M3-M4) students