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Student affairs and resources

Student advising system

Temple University School of Medicine has a student advisory system that assigns an advisor to all students throughout their four years of medical school.


First year students are assigned a basic science advisor through the college system within the Doctoring course. The faculty will structure meetings with the students in groups and individually as part of the course. The essential elements of these important mentoring interactions include: a review of course grades and evaluations; eliciting the student’s opinion and perspective of his or her performance; helping the student identify areas of strength or weakness; exploring areas of interest and any personality or behavior traits that may be important considerations in future career choices, discussion of any personal issues impinging on the student’s ability to fully take part in the educational process, professionalism, and anything else the student or advisor feels is appropriate.


Any student who is identified as having academic difficulty will be assigned a faculty advisor from the Senior Educator Advising Committee to provide intense and frequent advising. The Associate Director of Student Affairs will facilitate this assignment.


The Senior Educator Advising Committee also functions as a student support service. They have the following goals: to review overall student performance; to identify early the student with academic or non-academic difficulties; to direct a member of the committee and/or the student's faculty advisor to assist that student in identifying appropriate resources; and to monitor the progress of that student at subsequent meetings. Committee activities are designed to best ensure the student's continued success in medical school.


For more information contact Dr. Reeves at 215-707-1670.