Individualized, data-driven, actionable advising

The Academic Success Program maximizes students’ personal and professional development by providing individualized advising and supportive programming. We do this by facilitating the academic and career success of all medical students in a collaborative and inclusive environment.


Learning Success

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  Study groups
  Learning strategies
  Test taking strategies
                          Step 1 and Step 2 CK preparation
                              •  For the Step 1 registration information, click here
                          Individual coaching

Residency Application Success

target white background     CV guidance & review
     Personal Statement guidance & review
     Career advisor referral

Personal & Professional Support

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    Liaison to Disability Support Services: Accommodations must be requested through the UAB Disability Support Office. If you have any questions about disability-related accommodations in medical school, you can contact Disability Support  Services directly, or Brook Hubner, the School of Medicine's DSS liaison. All information is confidential, and your diagnosis/diability does not need to be disclosed in order to consult on the process to receive accommodations.

Peer Tutoring

lightbulbThe peer tutoring program serves a dual mission. The program provides free, supplemental support to medical students who need additional help with coursework. The program also supports medical students tutors who wish to extend and reinforce their knowledge and develop instructional skills while helping their peers. Peer tutors do not tutor students in their same class.

Individual tutoring is arranged through academic advising. If you feel you would benefit from individual tutoring, stop by the academic success office or email your academic advisor.

Group tutoring occurs throughout Fundamentals and organ system modules. Session typically cover content identified by faculty and students as particularly challenging. Tutors also offer sessions that provide students practice deconstructing question stems, anatomy practical practice among other topics.


The academic success office conducts seminars and workshops on highly relevant topics aligned with the medical school year as well as offers learning strategy seminars for the Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP).

Academic Success seminar offerings

Our Team: 

Brook A. Hubner, MEd, Director

Jill Sharp, MA, Academic and Career Success Advisor 

Caleb Rotton, MEd, Academic and Career Success Advisor

Rachel Daniel, MA, Academic and Career Success Advisor