Academic Assistance

Academic Assistance

Our goal is that students should take responsibility for their own development and seek continuous improvement over the course of their careers. They should respond to constructive feedback from faculty and residents’ evaluations of their clinical skills and professionalism.


The School of Medicine provides academic assistance to students who have remediable academic difficulties.

Academic assistance includes tutoring, academic skill development counseling, and monitoring progress.

All academic assistance is coordinated through the Office of Student Affairs.


What is the Clinical Academic Resources Program?

Clinical Academic Resources (CAR) is a program to help students improve clinical, communication, and professional skills.  CAR provides counseling, resources, and remediation services for students in clinical courses.  Referrals can be made by students, advisor and faculty.  Additionally, students who meet certain performance criteria will automatically be referred.

What is the Competency Driven Support Program?

Any student who is underperforming in a clinical course in any competency will be advised as such by the course director, who will initiate an individualized Competency Driven Support Program for that student by submitting the appropriate request to Clinical Academic Resources.  The support plan will include specifics for remediation as well as a plan to assess if remediation has been achieved in the next course.


What is Academic Assistance?

Any student wishing to get help with study skills, test taking strategies or any other difficulty can contact our UNCSOM expert in educational psychology for help through the Academic Assistance Program.