hi, i am a first semester having trouble with my classes, the material is easy to understand, but the i have trouble taking the test. also my reading skill are below average for medical students. furthermore, i have a hard time remembering information, primarly during test, i am able to explain the course material to other students without any reference to books or notes. i feel as if i have a combination of problems. one of the staff memebers recommened that i attend the med help program at marshal. but that is a little costly and would take me out of school for a semester. i dont mind either of the two drawbacks. however, i would like to know if there are other programs that help students with such problems. and if there are any programs in california. ( my family lives in california). most importantly, what can i do to help myself get through the first semester. i still have a shot at passing all my classes... but i need a new apporch to medical school. thank you.