Educational Resources and Learning Styles

Success Type & Learning Style: How They Can Help You Be Successful at KSUCPM


Welcome Class of 2028!

Why is knowing your learning style important?

You are a unique learner.  No one else learns exactly the same way you do.  There are many benefits to discovering how you process information best on an academic, personal, and professional level. Knowing your learning style is not meant to limit you, but to expand you by helping you to learn more efficiently!  Please take some time to utilize the below resources to learn more about your Success Type and Learning Style Type to ensure that you hit the ground running once the fall semester begins:

Learn your Success Type and Learning Style:

Professional School is different from college and graduate school.  Some major differences are as follows:  

  1. The rapid pace at which material is delivered
  2. The sheer volume of material
  3. The level of detail we expect mastery at
  4. The need to move quickly into integrating and applying new knowledge and skills.  
  5. Another major difference is that the curriculum is cumulative, quickly moving towards clinical application and problem-solving in the patient care setting, mandatory national board examinations, clerkship selection, and the Residency selection process.

Both your Time Management Skills and Study Techniques will be your most useful tools for success in med school.  I look forward to discussing how I can help you with both during orientation! 



Gina Ralston, M.Ed.

Director, Educational Resources

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine