BCM's Discovery, Integration, Success, Community, Outreach (DISCO) team is available and here to assist SOM students in as many ways as we possibly can. To that end we offer a variety of services and programs including one-on-one academic support advising, workshops on time management, maintaining work life balance as a medical student and test taking, and focused content to help you prepare for NBME Shelf exams and the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 exams. For students struggling with specific courses or clerkships we also provide free tutoring and mentoring facilitated by hand-picked tutors who have demonstrated sustained success in their time at Baylor College of Medicine. View sections for more information on each of these program/service areas.
DISCO is here to help you no matter where you are in your medical school journey. As your needs and responsibilities evolve, you will find that we have resources to assist you along the way. We welcome you to stop by our office at 275A to learn more or schedule an appointment with Dr. Caloudas or Reginald Toussant, MEd.
Academic advising is available as another level of support for the academic growth and progression of all Baylor students. Faculty and academic advisors assist Baylor students with understanding the options and opportunities available within their academic programs of study. Academic advising is largely directed from within the schools, and targeted advising is available for students with disabilities.
Use the links below to schedule a meeting with:
Peer Tutoring and Mentoring
Free tutoring and academic support are provided to students and are designed to support students’ mastery of specific program knowledge and skills. Baylor’s faculty members are very accessible to students and are dedicated to helping students succeed academically. Students who experience difficulty in a course are encouraged to seek help from the course faculty as well as from the tutoring service and the Academic Success Center.
The Office of Student Affairs’ DISCO team not only coordinates tutoring services but also provides a variety of commercial study aids to help students succeed in the Foundational and Clinical Sciences as well as on the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) licensure examinations (USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 Clinical Knowledge).
Additional Academic Support Resources
- Services provided by the Academic Success Center to supplement educational objectives.
- School of Medicine Learning Community Advisor Program
- USMLE (Step 1 and 2) Registration
- Study/Testing Resources and Support