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Academic Support

Welcome to the HWCOM Student Academic Success Services page! Information and resources regarding the academic support services available to all HWCOM students can be found here.

Learning Specialist

HWCOM Learning Specialist services provide comprehensive academic support to all HWCOM students. The role of the Learning Specialist is to support students in developing effective skills, learning strategies, and study techniques to enhance their academic success in medical school. The Learning Specialist works with students on an individual or group basis, addressing different learning and study techniques. Students learn to evaluate their skills and strategies in becoming successful medical students. Students may request meetings with the Learning Specialist, Dr. Winnie Chang at wchang@fiu.edu, at any time to discuss strategies for reaching their full potential as medical students.

Tutoring Program

HWCOM's Academic Success Services provides tutoring assistance to all enrolled medical students via the HWCOM Tutoring Program. Tutoring is provided by faculty and select medical students (peer tutors) in their second, third or fourth year of medical school.

Tutoring is a free service offered in individual and small group format as well as in the form of class review sessions. Students interested in obtaining any of these services may self-refer themselves for tutoring by contacting the Tutoring Program Coordinator, Mr. Mario Sosa at comtutor@fiu.edu. It is recommended that students take advantage of tutoring assistance at the earliest indication of academic difficulty within a course.

Academic Advising

HWCOM is committed to helping students achieve their academic and personal goals through quality academic advising. HWCOM uses a holistic approach to the student’s development, providing students current information, guidance, and access to a network of resources to obtain maximum benefits from their educational experience.

Contact Student Academic Success Services

Learning Specialist, Dr. Winnie Chang, wchang@fiu.edu

Tutoring Program Coordinator, Mr. Mario Sosa, msosa@fiu.edu

Academic Advising Coordinator, comadvising@fiu.edu