Academic Learning Center Programs

Department of Student Affairs

Medical Student Bridge Program (MSPB)

The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine has developed a Medical Student Bridge Program (MSPB) designed to prepare incoming medical students for the academically rigorous learning environment of medical school. The cornerstone of this program will be a partnership between the School of Medicine faculty and administrators with the Khan Academy to identify content areas and create digital learning resources for use by these students to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the foundational sciences for medical education.

Supplemental Instruction Years 1, 2, 3

Peer-led review sessions designed to be interactive and complement the curriculum for Years 1 and 2 blocks. In year 3 the program focuses on NBME Shelf Exam preparation for clerkship.

Tutoring Program – one-on-one

Available by request for students in Years 1 and 2. Tutors are Year 2 or 4 medical students who have met academic requirements and receive training in effective teaching and tutoring strategies. Tutoring services are free to School of Medicine students.

Step 1 Preparation

A three-day program at the conclusion of Block 11 in Year 2 designed to review high-yield Step 1 material and test taking skills and strategies prior to Year 2 students beginning their own study program for the exam.

Remediation Programs

Medical students who struggle during Years 1 and 2 can be referred or required to complete remediation programs through the Academic Learning Center.