Student Success Initiatives are the USC School of Medicine Greenville’s established
resources for academic success and personal wellness that students can access throughout
Vision: With the support of Student Success Initiatives, all USC School of Medicine Greenville
students maximize their medical school experience through accessing robust resources,
supporting one another, reducing stigma around mental illness, and engaging in valuable
co- and extracurricular experiences that optimize wellness, learning and development.
Mission: The Student Success Initiatives advance individual students’ success in medical
school through one-on-one and group coaching, tutoring, career counseling, and mentoring
that are focused on actively ensuring that each student is supported, connected to
resources, and engaged in their own wellness, personal growth and development.
Student Success Coaching
The Success Coaches are members of the College Advising Team in partnership with the
physician Career Counselors and the Assistant/Associate Deans. Success Coaches are
educational specialists who support the whole student with a focus one’s academic
performance, study strategies and work/life balance. The Success Coaches meet with
students throughout the academic year, monitor all students’ grades, reach out to
struggling students, and ensure interventions and referrals to maximize students’
growth and achievement.
One-on-One, Small Group, Workshops and Large Group session tutoring activities are
available to assist medical students to improve their understanding of instructional
material and promote appropriate study habits. This program encourages effective
team interactions and provides support for retention of materials in preparation for
NBME Step 1.
Additional Student Success Resources
In addition to providing support, Success Coaches can also point students to the necessary
resources beyond their service.
Student Success Leadership