Student academic success is important to the faculty and staff of ICOM and resources are available to help, if needed.

Learning Specialists

Medical school may present a new set of learning challenges or a need to better understand how you can study and understand concepts more effectively.  Learning Specialists are here to support medical students who would like to improve study skills, time management, organization, and/or test taking skills. The Learning Specialists have experience and skill sets specific to helping you negotiate your medical school experience. Some examples of ways the Learning Specialist can help are:

  • Creating a study plan for an exam
  • Discussing learning style and test-taking strategies
  • Prioritizing tasks and reducing stress


ICOM is committed to providing equal educational opportunity for persons with disabilities in accordance with its nondiscrimination policy and in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

To apply for accommodations, please contact the Director of Student Affairs as soon as possible after admissions, or as soon as the need becomes apparent to set up an appointment. Please plan to bring the documentation listed below to the appointment.

The Director of Student Affairs will assess what documentation may be needed and discuss possible accommodations with the student. Once documentation is turned into the Director of Student Affairs, the information will be reviewed and if the student is found eligible, he or she will be notified of the approved accommodations. The Director of Student Affairs will require at least 30 days from the time documentation is submitted to process any request.

Students should be aware that the granting of an accommodation during medical school does not guarantee the granting of an accommodation on external or licensure exams.

Director of Student Affairs
Elizabeth Watson