Navigating the many programs and services offered by HWCOM and FIU can be daunting. To help guide medical students to obtain the support they need, the Office of Student Affairs, Student Support Services provides a central point of contact for information, consultation, and guidance. The student support services team is available to all medical students, regardless of academic standing. Their goal is to promote student academic and personal success in an individualized, sensitive, and confidential manner.
Asking for help does not mean that we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence.Anne Wilson Schaef, author
Services provided by the office include:
We provide guidance and coaching to students regarding issues concerning professionalism and the learning environment.
We aid students who are required to appear before the Medical Student Evaluation and Promotions Committee.
Educational Support Services
We help evaluate and refer students to educational support services based on their individual needs. Such services include:
- Academic Advisors
- Peer Tutoring Program
- Learning Specialist
- PLC Peer Training Program
- Ombuds Office
We help refer students to health and wellness services, including:
- FIU Health
- Medical Student Counseling and Wellness Center
- FIU Counseling and Psychological Services
- Disability Resource Center
To make an appointment contact Dr. Heidi von Harscher. Dr. von Harscher also maintains an open-door policy and will see students in her office (inside PLC Semmelweis).