Academic Assistance Program (AAP) is designed to aid the College in its
retention on minority and disadvantaged students enrolled in the University
of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine- UHP. The Academic Assisitance
Program assists students facing academic difficulty via year-round tutorials
and counseling program. Both
faculty and upper-class medical students are involved in this effort. Emphasis is placed on early identification
of students having a difficult time with their course work. The Program has two components: 1) a structured
review program, offered during the academic year, and 2) personal counseling
and mentoring activities. Although the College of Medicine has four regional
sites, the AAP is available for the Urban Health Program students during
all four years of medical study.
The College of Medicine and the Urban Health Program currently
employs two Academic Skills Specialist to conduct the activities of the
must be Urban Healh Program students, enrolled in UIC-COM.
Prematriculation Program (SPP)
summer, the staff of the College of Medicine and Urban Health Program
conducts the Summer Prematriculation Program. The Program's major objective
is to help make the transition from College of Medicine School for students
smooth. The Program provides participants with an intensive introduction
to the medical school curriculum.
in the Summer Prematriculation Program is based upon a number of factors. Factors may include: MCAT performance,
undergraduate grade point average, non-traditional student status, etc.
Participants invited to this program must be accepted to the University
of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, either traditionally or conditionally.
While participation in this program is voluntary, the track record demonstrates
its effectiveness. A study
comparing the performance of SPP participants and non-participants showed
better results for participation in three academic components: Gross Anatomy,
Biochemistry, and Physiology.
be offered traditional or conditional admission to the University of Illinois
at Chicago College of Medicine and formally invited to participate.