Academic Advisory Program
The goal of the academic advisory program is to monitor the academic progress of students in the clinical research education program. The Core Academic faculty will serve as individual advisors to the students in our MSCR (excluding PORTAL students), and to PhD candidates. Each scholar will be assigned 2 academic advisors by the Program Directors based upon their initial specified area of research interest, articulated in your initial application to the program. The role of the advisor will be distinct from that of research mentor and career mentor. Specifically they will:
1) provide advice on elective coursework relevant to your area of research focus
2) review academic performance
3) assist in finding potential mentors related to possible research topics and projects of interest
4) track progress of degree completion
5) provide assistance with challenges that arise with regard to courses and/or research
6) provide advice on funding opportunities
7) serve as a second reader for your drafts and final Master’s Thesis
The student is required to meet with one of their assigned advisors at the end of Spring 1 of each year in the program. Students are asked to notify the program office of their scheduled appointment with their advisors. The Program Office will then forward the appropriate material for the advisors to review with the students. Notes of the meeting will be put into the students file for review by the Program Directors. In addition, the student is also required to meet with the Program Director before the start of the Spring 2 term each year.
The Academic Advisory Committee will review the academic performance of any student with a GPA below 3.0. The Committee will make the final recommendation to the Program Directors regarding a student’s ability to remain in the Program should a student fail to bring his/her GPA to 3.0 or higher within two terms of having been placed on academic probation.