Academic Enhancement Office

The Academic Enhancement Office (also known as OAE), housed within the Student Affairs Office (OSA), is committed to BUSM students’ success throughout the medical school curriculum. The office offers a variety of resources to students for the purposes of course preparation, licensing exam preparation, and other academic matters, including strategies relating to learning style. The OAE hosts workshops and panel presentations regarding study enhancement, time management, and balancing priorities while in medical school.

Curran-2Paige Curran, M.A.
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Director, Academic Enhancement Office
Instructor of Medical Sciences and Education

Graduate Education:
Suffolk University, Department of Psychology

Clinical Training:
Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services
Harvard University Bureau of Study Counsel

Academic Interests:
Cognitive aspects of physician-patient communication
Relationship between motivation, achievement and creativity
Development of effective learning strategies
Resiliency in success and failure


Melissa Paz, M.A.
Academic Enhancement Specialist