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
Christa Vaudrey, MA Ed, is an Education Specialist and Vice President for Enrollment Services at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine where she has worked to support the students, faculty and staff since it’s inaugural opening in 2016. Ms. Vaudrey has degrees in Education and Educational Leadership and Administration earned from New Mexico State University. In addition, she participated in the Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education and the UVA School Turnaround Program at the University of Virginia dedicated to establishing the school system conditions that set the stage for change and to building transformative leadership capacity to achieve that change. Her educational areas of emphasis include data analysis that leads to instructional and learning improvement, evaluation, observation and feedback, and supervision and leadership. Throughout her career, Ms. Vaudrey has been an educator, principal, specialist and director dedicated to the improvement of learning from both the educator perspective as well as the student perspective.
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 a lover of all things related to the desert and our awesome weather and cuisine. She graduated from NMSU in 2008 with a Masters of Arts in English, where her focus was on multimodal composition in developmental writers. Over the years, she has worked at both Dona Ana Community College and New Mexico State University. Her latest role at NMSU was that of the coordinator of the Online Course Improvement Program, where she worked with faculty and departments to build online courses and degree programs to promote student learning and engagement. Before that, she was a financial literacy coordinator, and a multimedia specialist under their student affairs. Ms. Grandjean continues to teach for NMSU online or in the evenings, but says she is excited to be part of something that can potentially change the way we think about healthcare in this region.
Marcy Oxford, PhD, is an Education Specialist for Academic Support Services, at Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine. A native Las Crucen, she has degrees from NMSU in horticulture and education. Until recently, she was the Director of Virtual Learning for the Las Cruces Public Schools. Over her years at LCPS she also served as a dean of students at the Early College High School, a grant writer and specialist, and as a staff development and program specialist in the area of instructional technologies. She has taught students in all levels from elementary school through graduate school and continues to work as an educational consultant and as adjunct faculty for the University of Maryland University College. She is committed to fostering a collaborative community focused on student success and is thrilled to be a part of the BCOM team.