Student Academic Support Services

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

Student Academic Success Services

The HWCOM SASS team runs a robust program that is geared towards providing various modalities of support to enhance student academic success throughout their medical school journey here at HWCOM. Some of these services include access to Learning Specialists, Peer 1 to 1 tutoring, and small group tutoring.

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 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 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 SASS manager, Amira Mohammed at It is recommended that students take advantage of tutoring assistance at the earliest indication of academic difficulty within a course.

To inquire about any of the HWCOM SASS services please contact:

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 the Academic Advising Coordinator at