Academic Support & Tutoring

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Academic Learning Specialists

The learning specialists assist students with a variety of issues  related to academic advising including test-taking, study plans, improving study skills, coping with test anxiety and referrals for further support. We also help students prepare for the United States Medical Licensing  Exams (USMLE ) and are prepared to help students all along the way in even in the face of changes with licensing. Additionally, various books and resources are available to students in a lending library. Contact the learning specialist at your site to learn more!


Acting Lead Academic Learning Specialist: Yvonne Tyler, M.D.

Yvonne meets with Seattle students during foundations and in preparation for Step 1. Additionally she serves as learning specialist for students at all sites as they prepare to take Step 2 CK and Step 2CS of the USMLE.


Academic Learning Specialists at each Foundations Site:

Regional learning specialists meet with students at their respective foundation sites during MS1 and MS2 years and in preparation for Step 1.

Seattle: Yvonne Tyler, M.D.

Spokane: Jon Hammermeister, Ph.D.; Brittney Haong B.S.

Wyoming: Rachel LeBeau B.S.E. ; Tracey Ann Haas, DO, MPH

Alaska: Shannon R. Uffenbeck,  Ph.D.

Montana: Jacqueline Wilson, M.D.

Idaho: Lynda Freeman DHSc., MPH, MBA


Tutoring Canvas page

Tutoring is available to all medical students and is free of charge. In order to meet the needs of our diverse student population most tutoring is available over Zoom. Ready? To set up a meeting with a tutor, please see the tutoring canvas page tutor list (link above).


Disability Services and Accommodations

DRS: Disability Resources for Students


Additional Resources

For info on Resources, timeline, and preparing for Step 1 test day, visit the: Step 1 preparation website

For more info on skills and strategies for succeeding in medical school  academic support blog.


Recording links

ANKI Tutorial

Text Anxiety Workshop 






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