Description: Near-peer tutoring is one way to address academic deficits while adding a coaching and mentoring experience for first year medical students. We used a retrospective pre-post survey to measure change in self-efficacy for studying medical curriculum content, when also participating in near-peer group tutoring sessions. For the first two courses of MS I a significant positive change was noted, and these changes also predicted a positive change in exam scores. First year medical students who regularly attend weekly near-peer tutoring sessions show an increased strength in self-efficacy for studying in medical school, which positively impacts achievement outcomes.
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