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Center for Academic Resources and Educational Services (CARES)


Description of Services
The Center for Academic Resources and Educational Services (CARES) offers academic resources, support, and consultation to all PCOM students in our offices located in Rowland Hall Suite 530.  Students can stop by the Center for Brief Therapy during office hours (Mondays-Thursdays 9AM-7PM and Fridays 9AM-3PM) or contact us at CARES@pcom.edu or 215-871-6507 to make an appointment.

Whether academics have always been a struggle for you, you are experiencing academic difficulties for the first time, or you just want to enhance the skills you already have, we have some ideas that may help.  Some tips are surprisingly simple to implement.  There are almost as many reasons to have academic difficulties as there are students who have them.  We will attempt to blend good general study skills strategies with an individualized plan to get you back on track or to help you excel.

Services Offered

Study Skills
Two hour study skills group sessions are offered each month over two weeks on weekday evenings.  The sessions cover the topics listed below.  The times of the sessions vary each month.  Pre-registration is required.  Students should bring a notebook, pencil, and pen with them.  This program is open to the public.

Topics Covered:
Organizational Skills
• Improving your Memory
• Test Taking
Stress Management

Fees: PCOM students and staff: $10 per session; other participants: $25 per session.

The following services are available to PCOM students only:

Writing Support Program
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has joined with outside writing consultants to offer support to students working toward achieving their academic and professional goals.

The Writing Consultants can help you:
Understand the assignment
Remain focused on the topic
Develop ideas appropriately
Organize responses logically
Transition smoothly from one idea to the next
Synthesize source material (e.g., literature review)
Follow APA style format
Polish grammar and mechanics

Instruction is one-on-one, and the consultants can work with you at any stage of the writing process for term papers, research papers, oral proposal/dissertation, research for publication, etc

free of charge.

Statistics Tutoring Services

Struggling with Statistics?
Do you have a lot of research questions?
Looking for some helpful hints and quick tips?
CARES provides individual tutoring as needed on all of the basics. 

Fees: free of charge.

Registration and Information
Contact CARES at CARES@pcom.edu or 215-871-6507 to check on the time and availability of sessions, pre-register for sessions, or ask any other questions about the programs offered.  Additional information is also available on the Support Tab of Nucleus, accessible to PCOM students via the PCOM website.

Barbara A. Golden, PsyD, ABPP
Professor, Department of Psychology
Email: BarbaraGo@pcom.edu
Phone: (215) 871-6495