BCM's Discovery, Integration, Success, Community, Outreach (DISCO) team offers a variety of services and programs to support SOM students throughout their education. Stop by our offices to learn more and meet the team:
- Houston Campus at 1 Baylor Plaza, Cullen building, room 275A
- Temple Campus at 702 SW HK Dodgen Loop, MEB building, room 114C
Academic advising is available to SOM students to support their transitions through medical school. Students can work with our team to explore study and test-taking strategies. We also help SOM students prepare for milestones such as CBSE, entering clerkships, Step 1, and Step 2. DISCO collaborates with Disability Services to help students implement ADA-approved accommodations.
Use the links below to schedule a meeting with:
Throughout the academic year, DISCO provides group workshops on a variety of topics related to medical school success. Some offerings planned for 2023-2024 include:
- Managing time more effectively
- Using study resource
- Preparing for CBSE
- Clerkships and NBME Subject Exams
- Step 1
Be sure to look for our email announcements and calendar invitations for more information.
Peer Tutoring and Other Resources
Free tutoring and academic support are provided to students and are designed to support students' mastery of specific program knowledge and skills.
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).
DISCO Laptop Loaner Program
Understanding that technology is a critical, necessary aspect of the learning environment for medical students, the DISCO office is proud to host a laptop loaner program for students in need of a short term equipment loan in the event of an emergency situation or other technical issues with their personal devices. Although in limited supply, laptops are available to actively enrolled medical students in good academic standing for two weeks or more upon request.
For more information on how to reserve a laptop and/or to learn more about the terms and conditions of the equipment loan, feel free to email the DISCO team at DISCO-OSA@bcm.edu with "Laptop Loan Request" in the subject line and someone will follow up with you in 1-2 business days.