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Stritch - Academic Center for Excellence and Accessibility (ACE)


Stritch's Academic Center for Excellence and Accessibility (ACE) provides evidence-based support to help enhance the academic performance of physicians-in-training. Support is available for advising, coursework, USMLE preparation: Steps 1 and 2, and clerkships through individual and group services. Specific services include: Advanced Study Strategies, Career Advising, CVs and Personal Statements, Study Plans, Individual Advising, Memory Techniques, Organizational Tools, Peer Tutoring, Test-Taking Strategies, Text Lending Library, Time Management Skills, Workshops and Assessments and a Writing Center.


Vera Schalansky, JD
Director/Academic Support Advisor
(708) 216-4997 

Saadia Rafiq, MA
Senior Academic Support Advisor
(708) 216-5447

Tina Calcagno, MEd
Academic Support Advisor
(708) 216-8166