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Center for Academic Achievement


The Center for Academic Achievement (CAA) is open to all students at UMass Chan. The academic achievement program is oriented toward prevention of academic problems through systematic needs assessment, mobilization of resources, and continuity of the support experience.

The CAA is comprised of faculty whose job is to assist students in achieving their educational goals. The following is a sample of areas where we have been able to help our students:

  • Study skills
  • Test-taking
  • Reading
  • Communication skills with patients, teams, or with colleagues
  • Write-ups
  • Soap notes
  • Oral presentation skills
  • Physical exam skills
  • Clinical problem solving and synthesizing information
  • Organization skills
  • Time Management
  • Issues of professionalism
  • Life-long learning skills (including study strategies, and using evidence based medicine sources)

Most of our work is 1:1 (faculty and student) but we are available to any group of students who wish help in the art of group studying.

This content is current to the 2021-2022 Student Handbook.