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Education Resources

The KSUCPM Office of Educational Resources mission is to empower and support our students to achieve their full potential as active, self-directed life-long learners and highly competent doctors of podiatric medicine who excel in residency training.

Our goal is to enhance and support the learning and professional development process through advising, advocacy, counseling, opportunities for personal and professional growth including special emphasis on the knowledge, attitudes and skills expected of a medical professional. To achieve these goals we offer confidential counseling, diagnostic screening and/or referrals, peer tutoring, computer-assisted instruction, Boards prep counseling and testing, Mock Residency Interviews, workshops, e-resources, study aids, and health and wellness information.

Tutoring is provided at no charge to KSUCPM students who voluntarily request the service or who are referred to Educational Resources by their Instructor. Additionally the Office provides optional course specific study aids designed to support mastery of the material.
All students are eligible for either group or individual tutoring. Students who do not pass a course exam are highly encouraged to immediately seek help. Prior to attending a tutoring session students are expected to prepare in the following ways:
  • Attend or Mediasite all classes and be current in reading assignments
  • Be familiar with the course syllabus and learning objectives
  • Review exam(s) if posted
  • Attend any Faculty led review session and/or office hours
  • Attend any Tutor led Large Group Review Sessions offered
  • Attempt assignments and formulate questions before arriving for a session
  • Arrive promptly or notify Tutor 24 hours in advance if re-scheduling
Students wishing to improve their study habits and learning skills often request help in the following areas:
  • Time management
  • Test taking skills
  • Note Taking skills
  • Interpersonal and group communication skills
  • Managing test anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Health and Wellness
Office Hours: (Room 147, Student Affairs Hallway)
Monday - Friday    8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Feel free to contact Teri Novak,, 216-916-7499 for more information. 

Education Resources Center

  • Hours: M-F, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Walk In's Welcome! Prefer an appointment?
  • Contact or (216) 916-7499
  • We're located on the first floor in the Student Affairs Wing.

Welcome to the OCPM Educational Resources Center. Our Mission is to assist our students in reaching their fullest potential as individuals and as practitioners of podiatric medicine.

Our approach is fourfold:

  • To help our students develop the academic skills and personal habits necessary to achieve success at OCPM and beyond as inquisitive, self directed, life-long learners
  • To provide the entire OCPM community easy access to high quality information that informs, promotes, and supports physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being and professional success
  • To work proactively to connect students in crisis to professional services
  • To work collaboratively with Faculty and Staff to continuously improve the quality of teaching, learning, and assessment at OCPM

To achieve these goals, we offer onsite no cost Peer Tutoring Service as well as a wide variety of information and self diagnostic tools to aid you in your academic, personal, and interpersonal growth. Many of these materials are web based assessment and diagnostic tools developed by leaders in their fields. When using the materials we encourage you to read and think critically. The information is not meant to take the place of a professional consultation and diagnosis. Rather, it's meant to be an educational tool to inform your decisions and actions. If you have concerns or questions about anything you read, please don't hesitate to request an appointment to discuss it. If you would like a referral to a professional based on anything you discover, please ask.

When professional counseling help is needed, the University Counseling Services of Case Western Reserve University is OCPM's primary referral source. Learn more about their services at For appointments and emergencies call 216-368-2510 and follow the prompts.

For medical consultation, contact the CASE University Health Services. Learn more about them at For appointments and emergencies call 216-368-2450 and follow the prompts.

Strict standards of confidentiality are maintained. Information is only shared with your permission or when compelled to do so by ethical or legal standards.

Feel free to contact Teri Novak by e-mail at or phone the office at 216-231-3300.

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