Educational Resources and Support

 

  • Academic Advising: Each incoming PA student is assigned a faculty advisor who monitors the performance of that student carefully and regularly, in order to identify any academic or other concerns and to provide direction and resources that will assist the student in improving his/her performance. The School also provides an academic support program under the direction of the Professional Standards and Promotions Committee, to assist students in need of remediation or independent study. This academic support program has proved very successful in identifying areas that need strengthening and in providing the resources and direction students may need in order to improve their performance.

 

  • Study Groups: Although not required, study groups are frequently formed by PA students in an effort to minimize study hours and to share individual students’ knowledge acquired from the various clinical backgrounds in the PA class. Because of the diversity in backgrounds in an entering class, there are numerous opportunities for each student to assist his/her classmates in understanding certain topics and in gaining insights into a given topic.

 

  • Tutoring: As part of the PA program’s commitment to the success and well-being of every student, tutoring services are available through the UF College of Medicine.

 

Link to COM Tutoring Policy https://osa.med.ufl.edu/tutoring/

 

  • Additional services:  The Office of Student Counseling & Development provides confidential, short-term, personal counseling to the graduate, medical, and physician assistant students in the College of Medicine.