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

Learning Specialists

Medical school is challenging. Many students find they need better ways to study. Learning Specialists act as an academic coach to help improve study skills, time management, organization, and/or test taking skills. The Learning Specialists have experience and skill sets specific to helping you be a better student in medical school.

Some examples of ways the Learning Specialist can help are:

  • Creating a study plan for an exam
  • Offer test-taking strategies and ways to deal with text anxiety
  • Discuss best practices for group work
  • Model better reading and memory retention strategies
  • Discuss learning style, study strategies, critical thinking, and problem solving
  • Prioritizing tasks and reducing stress

To contact the Learning Specialist, please email


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