At ProgressIQ, our primary concern is student success. To further help you achieve your academic goals, ProgressIQ is sponsoring this annual scholarship which will award selected students at participating partner institutions $1,000 for sharing their compelling and/or unique experiences with ProgressIQ.
Selection will be based on the following criteria:
Applications are available October 1 – November 1.
As a first year medical student, ProgressIQ has been essential for both my academic success and my mental health. We have so many quizzes for different classes each day that it can be quite challenging and overwhelming to keep track of our own academic performances. By going on ProgressIQ at the end of the week, I can see a quick Snapshot of my grades, and this has not only saved me time, but it has also reduced my anxiety and stress about how a quiz or an exam is affecting my overall grades. By seeing the bigger picture of my academic progress, I can track my own strengths and weaknesses, and then reassess my study time for a particular class. I thought I was doing well in Pharmacology because of my exam scores, but it turns out that the quizzes weigh a lot more in this particular course, and as a result, my lowest grade was Pharmacology. Because of ProgressIQ, I was able to catch this early and dedicate more time and effort for this course. I’ve made changes on how to study for the Pharmacology quizzes and my percentage in the class has been improving. I never realized how much of an impact ProgressIQ was going to be for me, and I personally appreciate how it monitors my progress every step of the way.
In this time of technological advances, ProgressIQ is ideal,
So here is a little poem that expresses how I feel:
I log in to ProgressIQ and what do I see?
My advisor’s encouraging smile looking back at me.
No need for Post-its to keep little memos;
ID number? Old MCAT score? ProgressIQ knows.
It keeps track of my grades as I progress through the semesters.
If my grades look concerning I can go talk to my professors.
I’d like to know my Z-score and the average for the last exam,
I turn to ProgressIQ for the data; It’s all there from when grad school began.
Whether I’m in the lunch line or studying at home,
All I need is my laptop or even just my phone.
No need for a calculator, a notebook, or Excel,
I trust ProgressIQ to show me if I’m doing well;
And if my grades are below what I want them to be,
ProgressIQ encourages me to work harder towards my degree,
For as soon as I log in to my ProgressIQ profile,
My graduation year appears and reminds me to breathe and smile:
The end goal is clear. The date has been set.
One exam at a time; with ProgressIQ there’s no sweat.
Thank you ProgressIQ for saving me so much time,
Instead of calculating my grades, with academics I’m keeping in line.
It takes a village. I would not be able to get through the rigors of medical school without the support of family, friends, and academic technology platforms such as ProgressIQ. The ability to quickly pull up my Student Snapshot whether I’m on my laptop at school, or on my cell phone on route to the hospital is invaluable. The snapshot page is incredibly efficient. The streamlined interface provides only the most relevant information I need regarding my grades and overall academic standing. If I want to know more, I can click on my grade for all the information I could ever want all the way down to the standard deviation of my grade compared to the class. For data driven individuals like me, this information is crucial to ensuring I become the best physician possible.
In addition to its ease of use, ProgressIQ stands out to me as a welcoming platform for all students. As someone who identifies themselves as multiracial, it is incredibly important to me to have the ability to properly express my identity. ProgressIQ is one of few programs that have allowed me the ability to identify myself as belonging to more than one race. To me, the fact that ProgressIQ had the foresight to include this option means everything. It is a testament to its progressiveness and innovativeness as a program, and shows that it looks at students as individuals, not as customers. I look forward to using ProgressIQ in my medical education!
ProgressIQ was implemented in my institution during my 2nd year of medical school and it was an addition that immensely impacted both students and staff. Of its many attributes, ProgressIQ’s largest contribution was streamlining the academic advising process for students by providing an organized location to analyze and pinpoint areas of achievement as well as areas for improvement.
Personally, this made a significant difference between my 1st and 2nd year of medical school. During my first year, the majority of academic advising sessions were spent searching through different course websites to gather exam scores, class average, and test dates. This left minimal time for quality advising sessions and less focus was placed on identifying areas for improvement and strategies to achieve it. With the addition of ProgressIQ during my second year, all exam scores (including MCAT scores) are centrally located and easy to navigate. Therefore, advising sessions were focused on identifying areas of weak performance and formulating a strategy to tackle those areas. Additionally, it monitored my progress in real-time which allowed me to track my performance and adjust strategies accordingly. ProgressIQ directly elevated my potential and played a large role in my academic achievements in medical school.
Ever since I started my journey as a pharmacy student at Western University of Health Sciences, Progress IQ has been a helpful daily tool for me to keep track of my academia. One aspect I really enjoy is that Progress IQ breaks down each assignment and exam in comparison to the class average, helping me see where I stand among my colleagues and encouraging me to work harder. In addition, ProgressIQ has other innovative features, such as the comment section for my Objective Structured Clinical examination (OSCE); I personally benefited from this because I was having a hard time finding out what I needed to improve for my communication skills. After reading the thorough comments entered by the facilitators, I was able to pinpoint exactly where I needed improvement, and my next OSCE assessment grade increased drastically. Besides, I also find the personal rank section helpful, as it serves as a big motivation for me to constantly be better. Recently, the program also has a new feature which sends notifications when there is a low grade updated, and it suggests the students talk to the facilitators as soon as possible. I find it helpful especially when the program is highly impacted, hence can lead to students being lost easily. It helps students connect to their academic advisors in the most efficient way as well. I strongly believe ProgressIQ will continue to grow and be implemented by more institutions, due to its various benefits to student’s academic life.
ProgressIQ is truly an amazing academic tool that helps students keep track of their academic successes. Being able to access the website on my phone allows me to monitor my grades closely to ensure that I stay on the right track with the ability to ask my professors what it is I need to do to reach my goals.
I love being able to view my scores in a way that is broken down into detail for every subject. I feel that this type of reporting is important to becoming a well-rounded doctor that can succeed in every medical subject. I cannot imagine using an Excel sheet with a number beside my name as a means for academic reporting. ProgressIQ has made my future brighter and I am sure will continue to do so for many others.
As an osteopathic school, our philosophy emphasizes the unity of mind, body, spirit, and the concept of health promotion through student wellness and development. Here at TUC, there is an ongoing endeavor to create well-rounded medical students through a Wellness, Academics, Resilience, and Mindfulness (WARM) curriculum. How does ProgressIQ fit into WARM?
Wellness. The student snapshot promotes transparency and efficiency. Using a system that provides a holistic insight of student performance, faculty mentors can better support our efforts of self-care behavior and health-promoting lifestyle.
Academics. ProgressIQ is one of many resources that allows me to analyze my strengths and weaknesses through self-reflection. This has been integral in my routine mentor meetings when understanding what kind of learner I am.
Resilience. ProgressIQ serves as an academic support system that seamlessly shares data. Having access to this information enables me to develop adaptive behaviors and learn how to face my academic challenges.
Mindfulness. Without the need to navigate through different information systems, I am able to develop my ability to pay attention to present experiences and develop a sense of self awareness that will translate into greater emotional intelligence and well-being.
ProgressIQ has been a strong influential factor in my academic progress. The easy to navigate dashboard allows students like myself to stay on top of my academic progress, while being able to directly collaborate with faculty. Long gone are the days of patiently waiting in line to receive a report card to only find out that your academic progress has deteriorated past the point of improvement. Being able to see how I am performing in a particular course throughout the semester has allowed me to stay on top of my success and adjust my study habits accordingly. I personally have used this feature immensely to address any lack of performance. When I was not performing well, I addressed it as soon as possible with the help of faculty. I can proudly say that with the easy to navigate ProgressIQ and its tremendous capabilities I was able to improve my scores by a whole letter grade. These grades made me academically competitive when applying for continuing education programs.
As students of the 21st century, we are constantly exposed to new ideas on how to integrate technology with education. I have interacted with multiple student academic progress monitoring software throughout my academic career and ProgressIQ has been the best one. Not only is the software easy to navigate through and visually pleasing, but also has many additional features that go beyond simply calculating your grade.
The feature I appreciate the most on ProgressIQ is the alert system where the software sends an email to a student and their advisor. Early on during my first semester of medical school, I received one of these alerts and was advised to contact my advisor. Even before I finished composing my email, my advisor beat me to it by sending me an email checking up on me and asking if there was anything he could do to help me improve. I was pleasantly surprised to know that my advisor actually cared about my academic success, which helped me feel that I was more than a face in a sea of hundreds of students. Now, I feel more comfortable reaching out to my advisor and other faculty members in school. ProgressIQ facilitated this connection between my advisor and me early on in my medical school career, which I am confident will help me succeed not just during my pre-clinical years but even when I am out on rotations and beyond.
As a student, time is my most valuable asset. I have been in school for a long time and have always been frustrated having to spend so much time calculating grades to track my academic performance. ProgressIQ allows me to monitor my performance regularly without losing hours that could have been spent on studying or taking care of my other responsibilities. More importantly, any opportunity to free up a few hours is valuable in being able to stay balanced in school. Being able to keep track of my performance allows me to set more realistic academic goals, prioritize which classes I need to focus on, and constantly re-evaluate where to spend my time and effort. I think Progress IQ is a great tool for students to stay mindful and keep track of their academic goals!
As a 1st year medical student, it is imperative to set goals for yourself, academically and professionally, in order to optimize your path to success. Often times this task can be overwhelming and stressful. However, ProgressIQ offers the unique opportunity to track your progress throughout your courses and have the ability to identify your academic weak spots. Personally, I benefit greatly from mentorship, and I feel that ProgressIQ serves as a supplementary advisor to me so that I can keep on track with my goals. In my main hard science course, I didn’t realize that I had a weak performance in certain aspects of the class. Using ProgressIQ, I have been able to pinpoint what medical subjects I need to strengthen, and that has in turn helped direct my study habits for the semester. Even if I falter at certain steps along the way, ProgressIQ is always there to help keep me on track!
ProgressIQ has greatly influenced my academic progress and it was a great relief to find that ProgressIQ is so easy to navigate. The feature that I appreciate most is the opportunity to leave reviews to ensure that I am living up to the expectations of my professor. Weekly evaluations are a great way to get direct and quick feedback from professors, which I have never experienced anywhere else.
I also appreciate the alert feature presented on ProgressIQ. Allowing students and faculty to receive alerts when students are not performing well is essential to student success. I have never received an alert, but knowing that professors and faculty will get notified if I become a concern is comforting. I know that the faculty is looking out for my success and is willing to help whenever needed. When a student is not performing well, it is best to address the situation as early as possible, and I believe ProgressIQ does an amazing job of ensuring this.
ProgressIQ is a valuable educational asset. The easy to use dashboard says goodbye to the nightmare days of excel spread sheets and report cards. ProgressIQ has immediate support and such a simple platform that it is easy to track progress, make recommendations, and set an agenda for success in the process. I’ve been grateful to see my faculty fluidly access my information and give recommendations confidently because they know the best set of data is available to them to make predictions. If I ever have questions about what is listed in my profile, I feel good that ProgressIQ is always available to answer any questions that I have. At the end of the day, I know that my chances of being a successful medical student is significantly improved with this program. I would never ask for another student tracking program!
ProgressIQ provides a climate conducive to student success. As an internationally trained student from Ghana, West Africa, I was not exposed to electronic tracking of academic progress. I was only familiar with the traditional way of tracking academic progress through terminal reports at the end of an academic year spelling out areas that needed improvement. When I was first introduced to ProgressIQ, it was almost impossible to believe that I could track my academic progress at my own convenience anytime and anywhere.
Having been awarded the overall best candidate for the Ghana pharmacy board exam, I began my first academic block at Western University of Health Sciences with high complacency. To my utmost surprise, I discovered I was failing that academic block. I monitored my course grades on ProgressIQ and instantly dedicated more time to my studies. I now rank first in my class. According to Colin Powel, “there are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure”; This is what ProgressIQ effectively helps students achieve.
ProgressIQ has been like an academic advisor who doesn’t sleep, always has time for me, and pushes me to be the best student I can be. As an undergraduate, I often banged my head against my academic issues over-and-over again, seeing very little forward progress. I would tell myself that I just needed to study more. However, after being given a single number for how I was performing in a class overall, I didn’t know what exactly I needed to study for. ProgressIQ has broken down my performance on each assignment so that I am able to successfully analyze how I am performing in class and adjust my study habits as a result. ProgressIQ has streamlined this process so well, it feels like an advisor walking me through my performance, guiding me in recognizing my strengths and giving me the opportunity to improve my weaknesses. Progress IQ has saved me time and frustration. It has eliminated the feeling of helplessness and surprise and given me motivation and strategy to succeed in class.