The San Juan Bautista School of Medicine developed the tutoring program to offer students assistance in courses in which they are encountering academic difficulties. The tutoring program is mandatory for those students recommended by the Biomedical Sciences faculty course coordinators. The coordinator‘s recommendation is based on the student’s academic record, including first partial exam (score of 70% or less), quizzes, and class participation.
The following stipulations apply to the tutoring program:
- The tutoring program is mandatory, based on the course coordinator’s recommendation.
- Faculty participation in the program is expected and encouraged.
- A faculty member is appointed to coordinate the tutorial program.
- Students who serve as tutors will be selected according to their academic accomplishments.
- Student tutors will receive a stipend for their participation.
The tutorial program in Clinical Sciences differs from that in the Biomedical Sciences. In the Clinical Sciences, professors are responsible for providing or coordinating any help that students may require.
Program to Reinforce the Academic Quality of Students
The San Juan Bautista School of Medicine has revised the system of academic advising for students, integrating the efforts of faculty members, course directors, and student affairs officers with the School’s counseling and tutorial program, to create a comprehensive program entitled: “Program to reinforce the academic quality of students.”
Formal mechanisms for student mentoring and advocacy have been implemented, and the roles of various participants in this advisory and counseling system have been defined and disseminated to students. The program begins with the admission process and continues in successive stages during the academic program to detect and manage academic risks and difficulties. Program actions and activities include workshops, assessment sessions, and group and individual tutorials, among others. All students receive pertinent information about this program during orientation week.