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Office of Academic Excellence

The Office of Academic Excellence (OAE) can help you adapt or modify your study habits and test-taking skills in order to keep up with the volume and pace of the medical school curriculum. We're here to foster a better learning environment for and provide academic support to all students at New York Medical College.

Our office works to identify students who need assistance as early as possible. We work closely with first- and second-year course directors, and we monitor student exam grades as they are posted. During the clinical curriculum, clerkship directors are also in contact with OAE and may express concerns about M3s in need of support during a rotation. In addition, third-year NBME clinical subject exam scores are monitored by OAE and the deans in student affairs. We reach out to M1, M2, and M3 students who don't achieve passing scores to discuss ways to improve their studying and test-taking strategies. However, you don't have to wait until you need help to reach out to us.

Our programs are designed to help students study more effectively and become more self-sufficient and proactive in their learning. Our services include:

  • Workshops on study strategies, time management, USMLE Step 1 and 2 CK preparation, and more
  • A Peer Learning Partner Program for one-on-one, subject-specific support
  • One-on-one academic support appointments in person, on Zoom, or by phone
  • Exam and class accommodations for students with disabilities
  • One-on-one writing support for coursework, CVs, and ERAS personal statements


Contact Us

Sunshine Cottage, Suite 213-222A
New York Medical College
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595

Phone: (914) 594-3880
General Email: academicsupport@nymc.edu
Accommodations & Accessibility Email: nymc-studentaccommodations@nymc.edu
Writing Email: nymc-writingsupport@nymc.edu
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Office of Academic Excellence Team

Division of Student Academic Support

Division of Student Accommodations and Accessibility

Business Hours

  • October 1 through March 31:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Thursday
    9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Friday
  • April 1 through September 30:
    9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday