University of Nebraska Medical Center

Peer Academic Consulting

“PAC consultants provide a safe space for UNMC students to share both their successes and failures to a fellow UNMC student who understands the challenges of being a health professional student.”

Lauren Hoody

Lauren Hoody

PAC Consultant

Peer Academic Consulting (PAC) is an all-encompassing student success program that aides in all aspects of student life to foster success in academic, professional, and student wellbeing. Services offered include:

  • Academic assistance
  • Logistical resources
  • Preparedness practice
  • Support with belonging
  • Wellness resources

Any UNMC student seeking additional guidance with coursework and/or extracurricular success encompassing all aspects of becoming a healthy student and mastering content can benefit from PAC. We host students of all cultural backgrounds and beliefs to ensure safe and equitable learning opportunities for all, enabling shared perspectives, skills and experiences.

With PAC, you’ll experience an open forum for questions related to being an efficient and effective student with topics including but not limited to:

  • Planning/prioritizing time
  • Study tactics and resources
  • Tools on wellness and stress management
  • Advice on navigating student life
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Meet with a PAC Consultant

Sessions are scheduled based on a mutual agreement between students and PAC consultants. Click here to schedule an appointment or contact us at academicsuccess@unmc.edu. Sessions are currently offered in-person and online.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when I meet with a PAC consultant?

You receive one-on-one consulting to help you on the topics of your choice. You start by reaching out to a consultant via email. Your consultation could be a simple email exchange, or you can set up a full consultation in-person or via zoom. Consultants have access to a large volume of resources and their own experiences to provide solutions and help you be successful in and out of the classroom.

How long are PAC consultations?

You are in control of the length of your PAC consultation. Consultations can be a simple email exchange or up to an hour-long personalized conversation. Typically, a full consultation is an hour long. However, you may conclude your consultation at any time once you feel you have sufficient answers to your questions.

What can a PAC consultant help me with?

PAC consultants aide in all aspects of student life to foster success in academic, professional, and student wellbeing. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Time Management: Priority management, work/life/school balance
  • Effective Communication: Strategies for communicating with faculty, with support staff, with family and friends      
  • Exam/Class Preparation: Learning styles/learning tools, managing large volumes of information, studying environment, group study
  • Wellness: Mindset, inclusion, sleep
  • Connecting with UNMC Student Services
How do I book a mentoring session?

First, you can read through the profiles of our PAC consultants. Once you decide who to connect with, click on their email address in their profile to reach out directly to them with your inquiry and/or to set up a consultation.

How often should I meet with a consultant?
Studies suggest that mentees benefit most from a mentor-mentee relationship when meeting regularly. All UNMC students are eligible for one full PAC consultation a week while enrolled at UNMC. If you feel confident and have the keys to success after one consultation, that's great! However, feel free to schedule another consult with a PAC consultation if you have more questions. Again, PAC consultants are available for simple email exchanges to hour-long personalized consultations.