Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACE office is closed until further notice. Our staff will be working remotely and checking email daily. To reach us, please use the following contact information:


Vera M. Schalansky, Director


Saadia Rafiq, Senior Academic Advisor


Tina Calcagno, Program Coordinator



The mission of ACE is to enhance the academic performance of all students in the Stritch School of Medicine by providing evidence-based advising and support for coursework, USMLE preparation, and clerkships through individual and group services. 


Evidence Based Academic Support

Advanced Study Strategies Peer Tutoring
Career Advising Test Taking Strategies
CVs and Personal Statements Text Lending Library
Developing Study Plans Time Management
Individual Advising USMLE Prep: Steps 1,2 (and 3)
Memory Techniques Workshops and Assessments
Organizational Tools Writing Center