Center for Academic Resources and Educational Services
Center for Brief Therapy

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 contact the Center for Brief Therapy during office hours (Mondays - Thursdays 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or contact us at 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.

Study Skills Sessions

Two-hour study skills group sessions are offered each month over two weeks on weekday evenings. 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.

Study skills topics include relaxation techniques, organizational skills, improving your memory, test-taking tips, writing support and statistics tutoring.