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Center for Teaching and Learning

Our doors are always open - before you even have your first class! We recognize that medical education requires stamina and acute studying skills, so one of our biggest priorities is to help students identify their best strategies for approaching and learning material. This is something that we emphasize and work on through individual sessions with each student during their education at SOM.

Throughout your time here, you may visit us for a variety of reasons, including:
  • Study skills
  • Mentorship
  • Time management
  • Test-taking strategies
  • Career advising
  • Disability services

Jacqueline Giacobbe

Jackie oversees CTL operations, including student advising, faculty development and disability services.


Lisa Cardello

Associate Director
Lisa organizes the career counseling and programming and is an academic advisor to 3rd and 4th year students.


Ferin Ford

Program Coordinator
Ferin coordinates the Pre-Matric Program for incoming SOM students and also provides resource assistance and academic support to current students.


Nick LaTorre

Program Coordinator
Nick provides academic advising and programming, primarily to third-year students.


Chantal Vergara

Program Development Specialist
Chantal provides academic advising and counseling primarily to second-year students. She also coordinates faculty development services and manages the Summer Pre-Medical Research and Education Program (Summer PREP).


Disability Services

Our office provides accommodations and services to ensure equal access to educational programs and services for students with documented disabilities. Information on our resources and procedures are listed below. Please explore your options or schedule an appointment withn Jacqueline Giacobbe.
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