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The Office of Student Development and Academic Counseling (OSDAC) is located within the Brody School of Medicine and is dedicated to facilitating students' academic, career and personal development.  To achieve our mission, we provide a variety of support services with a major focus on academic support, individual counseling, student development and wellness prevention.

Academic counseling and development services are intended to enhance students' level of academic skills and maximize academic performance in each year of the medical school curriculum. Individual and/or small group assessment and interventions are provided to assist with:
  • Academic and performance anxiety
  • Time management
  • Study skills
  • Test taking skills
  • USMLE exam preparation
  • Test remediation
  • Academic coaching
  • ADHD Support
Through the Office of Student Development & Academic Counseling referrals can be made to Carolina Centre, ECU Psychiatry, ECU Center for Counseling & Student Development, the ECU Student Health Services Center or another provider of your choice. Services provided by Carolina Centre and ECU Psychiatry are at no cost to Brody medical students. 
Conversations with the Office of Student Development & Academic Counseling are held in strictest confidence except for situations involving suspected abuse, harm to self or others, when court ordered, and when a student gives written permission for information to be released.

For medical students who desire personal counseling, psychological assessment, psychoeducational assessment, or psychiatric care with Carolina Centre or ECU Psychiatry, make an appointment directly with them or contact our office for assistance. Identify yourself as a Brody student for billing purposes - your appointment is confidential and your name is not on the bill they send to us.