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SOM Peer to Peer Resources

Peer to Peer Suggested Resources

All resources listed in this LibGuide have been recommended by NYMC's School of Medicine Peer Learning Partners and NYMC's School of Medicine AOA.

Everyone learns differently; you may find certain suggestions more helpful than others. You cannot and should not use all of these resources, but check them out and see which you think work best for you. Click on your year below for more information:
If you would like to recommend a resource, please email so we can update the page!

Academic Support Services

Office of Student Academic Support

Sunshine Cottage, Second Floor, Rooms 213-222a

Academic Support - NYMC Website

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For writing assistance:

Kristina H. Petersen, Ph.D.
Director, Academic Support Programs


Erica M. Levy, M.S.Ed., Ed.M
Assistant Director, Academic Support Programs
Erika Maikish
Writing Specialist
Megan Siemers Livingston
Academic Support Specialist
Kelsey Polikoff
Academic Coordinator


Sharon Okaine
Academic Assistant
Peer-to-peer support is provided for first and second year medical school courses, as well as third year clerkships. Each student is allowed 2 hours per week. Peer learning partners (PLPs) are at least one year ahead and are paid an hourly rate by NYMC Academic Support for their services. 
To improve how PLPs are requested and appointments are made, we have switched to a scheduling system.
  • Follow this link
  • First time users need to register for an account. Only the white boxes are available times. All students are allowed up to 2 hours per week. Sessions cannot be held and booked on the same day to allow PLPs time to prepare. Online consultations are available directly through this system.
  • For further guidance, please review the WCOnline FAQs document and the WCOnline Guide for Students video provided below. If you have questions, please email


Strategies on effective studying, successful transition from undergraduate to medical school coursework, time management & scheduling, conquering test anxiety & the multiple choice standardized exam, getting the most out of study groups, preparation for Step 1, preparation for NBME Shelf exams, preparation for Step 2, preparation for the MCAT, writing assistance, and more!
Can’t find someone who wants to study in groups? Sign a Study Partner Match: Waiver of Confidentiality (see below) to be matched up with a student from your course also looking for a study partner! Available throughout the year. Please email your completed form to

Need a place to study? Book our resource room! There are many high yield study resource books available for your use while in the room, tons of white board space, a desktop computer, tables and chairs, and extension cords for you to plug in your laptops. The room can be reserved for 2 hour blocks M-F from 9-5 for individual studying, group studying, or peer learning partner meetings. Email for more information.


In keeping with its goal to promote diversity among its student population, New York Medical College is committed to attracting and educating students who will help to make the population of health care professionals reflective of the national population, including individuals with disabilities. In addition, New York Medical College is committed to ensuring equal access to its facilities, programs and services are available to students with disabilities.
The Accommodations and Accessibility Officer works within the Office of Academic Support.  In order to respect your privacy and ensure a thoughtful interactive process please contact the Office of Academic Support to make an appointment. We encourage students to apply for accommodations upon acceptance into their program to begin this process early; however, applications for accommodations may be submitted at any time. All requests are reviewed and determined in a timely manner. Please email or call Megan Siemers Livingston to make an appointment: or 914-594-3873.