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 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.

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