January 13, 2020

Don’t Sprint the USMLE Step 1

By Contributing Author

What exactly am I training myself for? It’s January of your M2 year. The first semester flew by almost as fast as Christmas break did, and you’re approaching the halfway point in your medical school career. In the back of your mind you may have been thinking about it as the test-that-shall-not-be-named (cue dramatic music…


December 20, 2019

After Thinking About It

By Marybeth Norcross

If I had to pick one phrase that has defined my life, I think it would be, “After thinking about it.” I have said that phrase so many times! Sometimes it was because I’d done something foolish, and after thinking about it, I had to go back and make amends. Occasionally, I’ve looked at a…


December 9, 2019

Meet Kimberly Mayo, New Learning Specialist

By Contributing Author

On November 12, we welcomed our newest addition to our Student Success Center team, Kimberly Mayo.  Ms. Mayo’s primary assignment is to work with the College of Nursing.  As we all do, she will also have other duties as needed.  She has written a short introduction of herself, and we expect to see other contributions…


December 2, 2019

Meet Boom Shocka Locka

By Robert Musser, Ph.D.

Meet Boom Shocka Locka, therapy dog and friend to UAMS students—Boom for short.  Boom is looking forward to his upcoming visit to support you during your days of final tribulation and stress.  Recently Belinda Rogers, Circulation Coordinator at the UAMS library, had a chance to visit Boom Shocka Locka and ask him some probing questions….


September 16, 2019

 Passing It On: The Life of a Tutor

By Contributing Author

A major emphasis in the Student Success Center is our peer tutoring program.  This week on our blog we are privileged to hear first-hand about that process.  Ashton Cheatham, one of our College of Pharmacy tutors talks about his own experience as a tutor: his basic approach, what he has learned as he taught, and…


September 9, 2019

Even So, Choose Life (through despair and suicide may loom)

By Robert Musser, Ph.D.

For some gloom, despair, and agony are the companions of late. Yet, it’s a new academic year and hope is fired up. Many of us are enthused with the fire of devotion to new learning and hoped-for, meaningful careers. Even the woods seem aflame with color, and the time of harvest is at hand. Maybe…


September 2, 2019

CVs and Personal Statements: Student Success Center Writing Center

By Contributing Author

                                                                                                Many students find the idea of putting…


August 19, 2019

Shaping Success

By Contributing Author

Greetings and welcome to UAMS; welcome to shaping your success. Whether you are returning for another year of hard work and new experiences, or beginning your journey on this storied campus, please make UAMS your home away from home. Although my time has been short at UAMS, the most important skill I have learned is…


August 12, 2019

Meet Emily Griffin-Williams

By egriffinwilliams

Hello, I am Emily Griffin-Williams.  I began working in the Student Success Center as a testing coordinator on January 2nd of this year and I must say I absolutely love it. Prior to coming to work here, I was a test administrator at Pearson Professional Center.  Before that I was a cleaner of messes, kisser…


July 29, 2019

International Friendship Day

By Ashley Phillips

To be honest, when a colleague asked me to write this blog post for International Friendship Day, I had no idea this day even existed. Apparently it’s tried to get started several times over the 20th century: in 1919 by greeting card industries, again in the 1940s as a reminder of the importance of having…


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