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Academic Support Services


Chris Diem, MEd
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Temple: MEC 402B
Round Rock: N403D Phone: 254.724.8814; 512.341.4925
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Erica Chance, EdD, MS
Assistant Director for Houston
Houston: EnMed Building 206
Willowbrook: MOB 1 Suite 355
Phone: 713.677.7670
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Terri Toler, MEd
Counseling and Development Specialist II
Bryan-College Station: HPEB 1052
Phone: 979.436.0956
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Sergio Vasquez, MEd
Education Learning & Development Specialist
Dallas: Wadley Tower Suite 285
Phone: 214.226.0836
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About Academic Support Services

The Office of Academic Support Services offers a variety of programs and services designed to enhance a student's learning at the Texas A&M School of Medicine. Staff are available on each campus to assist individuals through one-to-one appointments on any learning or study issue, supplemental instruction and guidance for board preparation, and other related areas. Small and large group seminars are designed to provide an overview of proven strategies to prepare students for class, board exams and certifying exams.


Pre-clerkship Students

  • Effective learning and study strategies
  • Exam analysis and test taking skills and strategies
  • Time management strategies
  • Screen for learning disabilities
  • Stress management strategies
  • Regularly scheduled seminars
  • Resource recommendations
  • Step 1 preparation (includes study calendars, one-on-one advising, check in's
    during studying)
  • Utilization of question banks to foster learning
  • Well-being
  • General advising

Clerkship Students

  • Board and shelf exam preparation
  • Study skills for the clinic
  • Time management for rotations
  • Well-being
  • General advising

4th Year Students

  • CV and personal statement preparation
  • MEID-805: Residency and Beyond
  • MEID-804: Academic Mentoring
  • MEID-808: USMLE Step 2CK Review and Prep
  • MHUM-810: Self and Culture
  • MPED-842: Evidence Based Parenting
  • Course projects and papers
  • Board review preparation
  • Well-being
  • General advising

Academic Navigator Contact Information

Academic navigators work closely with students, and collaborate with student and academic affairs, to ensure students’ needs are met. They help students manage, change, and adapt to the stages of medical school, they assist with course registration, and they monitor progress toward degree completion. When students have questions and are not sure who to go to for answers, their campus navigator will connect them to the office or person best suited to help.

Yolanda Bunsie
Bryan-College Station: HPEB 1052

Phone: 979.436.0146
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Jennifer Laury
Bryan-College Station: HPEB 1050
Phone: 979.436.0216
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Rose Mastrangelo, MEd
Temple: MEC 402A

Round Rock: N403G
Phone: 254.724.0242; 512.341.4998
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Mari Rollins
Dallas: Wadley Tower Suite 280
Phone: 214.865.3687
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Elizabeth Stacker
Houston: WP 512

Willowbrook: MOB 1 Suite 355
Phone: 713.441.1834
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