Medical school often comes with many unanticipated challenges for students. We encourage students to reach out to BCOM’s Education Specialists for support in areas such as learning strategies, meta-cognition, time-management, study skills, test-taking skills, and wellness.

What can Education Specialist help you with?

  • Study habits and learning strategies
  • Assessment concerns: what does the data show?
  • Test-taking strategies and managing test anxiety
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Tutoring and study groups
  • Mentoring from Year 2 and 3 students

Miley Grandjean, MA, is an Education Specialist for Academic Support Services, at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. Ms. Grandjean is a native of the area and loves hiking, biking, and backpacking the area anytime she gets a chance (and will take the students on all of her adventures!). Though she continues to teach English for NMSU and DACC part-time, and has since 2009, her obvious focus now is all things wellness and academic success for the students she works with at Burrell. Ms. Grandjean manages the Burrell Peer Tutoring Program; leads monthly book studies for the Burrell community on topics related to student success, retention, and engagement; facilitates panels geared towards board preparation; and has recently help launch the new mindfulness program for students. One thing is for sure, if there is a new and innovative that is showing improved success with medical school success, she is likely looking into it.

I am excited to join the team at the BCOM and to begin my next adventure. I spent 23.5 years in public education; first as a secondary teacher, then as a school psychologist. I have worked with students of all ages, pre-K through grade twelve. As a school psychologist, I worked with students with various learning disabilities and exceptionalities. I have additional training in the areas of Autism and Crisis Response. I am so happy and I am anxious to begin work with our medical students. I consider Las Cruces home, and share it with two geriatric dogs, Annie and Andre and two small parrots, Elvis Blue and Priscilla Green. I enjoy outings with my friends, riding my bicycle, and an occasional game of golf. How Can I Help?

Miley Grandjean, MA
Educational Specialist
Adjunct Instructor of Biomedical Sciences, Medical Education
Stephanie Trujillo, Ed. S
Educational Specialist