Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs

Supporting intellectual and scholarly achievement

The Office of Academic Affairs provides the leadership and guidance necessary to embrace and nurture all forms of intellectual and scholarly activities in the preclinical medical education. It upholds the standards and policies established by the administration, committees and faculty, while overseeing the medical science curriculum and encouraging physicians-in-training to extend intellectual development beyond classrooms to become globally competent physicians.  The office encourages the stakeholders to address and resolve academic concerns and issues for continuous improvement of medical education by developing a cooperative academic environment.


Academic Counseling of Students

  • Guide and counsel students for academic progress and performance
  • Provide academic plans on request
  • Guide and counsel students for remediation and preparation of USMLE Step 1

Data Collections and Analysis

  • Assess student Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Compile and analyze database to assess student academic performance, effects of the Medical Science curriculum and identify predictors for success on USMLE Step 1, Step 2 and Residency 

Supervision and Guidance of Support Staff in Academic Affairs

  • Work with Registrar to monitor student eligibility statuses for completion of Medical Sciences curriculum, financial aid and ECFMG applications
  • Direct and guide all support staff in Academic Affairs and faculty services
  • Coordinate proctors for computer-based and web-based-testing


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