The UHP Academic Skills Specialist located at the UIC College of Medicine in Peoria site coordinates the Urban Health Program activities through the Academic Skills Office. The Office is staffed five days per week by a professional Academic Skills Specialist and supported by a part-time secretary. The Academic Skills Specialist directs the Medical Student Academic Support Program which provides individual academic skills assessments, study skills resources and group programs to any students or residents who are interested in enhancing their success. The Academic Skills Specialist assists students with career planning, time management, academic support, development of test-taking skills, identification of mentors, and cultural competence programming for UICOMP UHP students and academically at-risk UICOMP students. In addition, the Academic Skills Office coordinates many student social events, helps advise student organizations, and plans UHP M-2 orientation. Textbooks, review books, study guides and other resources may be borrowed from the office. A computer and LCD projector are available for student use. UICOMP UHP also hires Teaching Assistants who work with the M2 class. Additionally, the Academic Skills Specialist coordinates early outreach efforts with local high schools and higher education institutions in Peoria.
For more information about UIC-COMP UHP, contact:
Lorene King, MLS, Academic Skills Specialist
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
1 Illini Drive Room A220
Peoria, IL 61605
Phone: 309-495-8160 or 309-671-8413
Office hours: Monday- Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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