Academic Support & Tutoring

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 ).

Foundations Site:

Regional learning specialists meet with students at their respective foundation sites during MS1 and MS2 years and in preparation for Step 1. Dr. Brice and Dr. Tyler meet with clinical students for questions about shelf exams/Step 2.

Alaska: Shannon R. Uffenbeck,  Ph.D.

Idaho: Lynda Freeman DHSc., MPH, MBA

Montana: Claire Mitchell, Ph.D.

Seattle: Erica Brice, Ph.D., Yvonne Tyler, M.D.

Spokane: Jon Hammermeister, Ph.D.; Leah Parton

Wyoming: Tracey Ann Haas, DO, MPH


Schedule an appointment with a learning specialist


Tutoring Services

Group Tutoring: Fall 2021

All group sessions are 1 hour and start at 7:30 pm MT/6:30 pm PT/5:30 pm AK

Tuesdays: Sign up for MCBD & Sign up for MBB

Wednesdays: Sign up for Step 1

Thursdays: Sign up for MCBD & Sign up for MBB


Individual Tutoring

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Academic Support Resources

Skills and strategies for succeeding in medical school:

Test-taking tips for multiple-choice exams: test-taking strategy


Foundations Resources


Six learning strategies explained by our UWSOM learning specialists:

Three springboard study plans that put the learning science into practice.


Step 1 Registration for E20s

Step 1 Resources


Step 2 CK Resources