NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine’s Office of Student Affairs offers a wide range of advising and counseling services to help students succeed academically and become compassionate, culturally mindful primary care physicians. All students are assigned an academic coach (counselor) and a specialty career advisor during Transition to Medical School week. Academic coaches provide counseling throughout the three-year curriculum. Students meet with an academic coach at least once every two months to discuss performance, identify areas where a student may need help, set achievable actions plans, and participate in personal wellness activities. Specialty career advisors provide specialty career advice, elective selection in Phase Two and Three, assist with identifying research projects, and provide guidance during the residency application process. 

If students experience academic difficulties or require help developing particular clinical skills, the academic coach works with the student and the course or clerkship director to develop a performance improvement plan. The academic coach also assists with accessing tutoring services, arranging appropriate training sessions at the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Simulation Center, or referrals to provide assistance with test taking, managing test anxiety, and developing organizational skills. 


Students in need of academic support can participate in group question and topic review sessions that take place before scheduled exams in the peer tutoring program. Peer tutors focus on simplifying difficult concepts, providing mnemonics and memory aids, and increasing the knowledge base while highlighting high-yield topics. 


A series of workshops takes place each fall to help new students develop the skills necessary to achieve academic success. There are also dedicated workshops that focus on the research experience at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine, selecting a research project, creating a research poster or podium presentation, and manuscript writing techniques. Additional workshops are available to help students choose electives, prepare for clinical clerkships, navigate the residency application and match process, write a personal statement, prepare a CV and bio, and transition to residency.