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Scholarship Awardees

At ProgressIQ, our number one priority is student success. To further help students achieve their academic goals, ProgressIQ sponsors student scholarships each year at participating partner institutions.

Congratulations to the 2021 ProgressIQ Student Scholarship Awardees. We appreciate all of our applicants and value your thoughtful comments on ProgressIQ’s impact on your education.

Scholarship Award Recipients

Doctor of Medicine Student

Jennifer I.

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Doctor of Medicine Student
Class of
2024

I noticed the pandemic was taking a toll on my academic performance and I felt a little discouraged. But after our first quiz, my school sent us an email about ProgressIQ and how students would have easy access to monitor their academic progress. After reading that email, it felt like the heavens opened! Now I could monitor my progress in a tangible way. 

After my first exam, I noticed that ProgressIQ had a Snapshot feature that displays my progress on an interactive and user-friendly interface. As I continued through the semester, I learned that there are topics that I am actually good at, but there are some topics I needed to spend more time on.

The Progression feature plots my progress through my first couple years of medical school, and I am excited to see my progress as I prepare for Step 1. ProgressIQ has shown me the importance of taking baby steps. I learned to give myself grace to make mistakes and learn from them, that ultimately will lead to my progress in medical school.

Doctor of Medicine Student

Jennifer A.

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Doctor of Medicine Student
Class of
2023

The feature that benefited me the most is the Notes function. I kept detailed notes and uploaded documents for specific classes and their exams, recording all my weakness for each midterm. This feature helped me make specific improvements and took my [recommendation] letter requests to another level.

For [recommendation] letters . . . my professor commented later that I had explained the concept so thoroughly during a problem-based learning session. He enjoyed the Physics correlates and analogies I used and asked me if it was okay for him to share them with future classes. When the course ended and I needed that professor to write me a [recommendation] letter for research opportunity, I already had all the points I wanted him to emphasize, recorded in ProgressIQ.

Doctor of Medicine Student

Haley M.

Central Michigan University
Doctor of Medicine Student
Class of
2023

As someone who requires an abundance of organization, ProgressIQ saved me from making lists of my advisors, course exams, and national exam scores. The Snapshot became especially important to me when I was planning and organizing my studying for my Step 1 board exam. When I was trying to recall which areas were my weakest, I was able to quickly pop up ProgressIQ and develop a plan that really allowed me to focus my attention on the areas that needed the most improvement.

That said, ProgressIQ is really important for pointing out more than just my weaker areas as it really was helpful at showing me my strengths, too. I remember about halfway through second year I looked at a classmate and said whenever I need a confidence boost, I go to ProgressIQ because I can see that my scorers have gradually improved with every test over the last 2 years. It’s super important to keep a positive and confident mindset as a medical student, and ProgressIQ really helped me to realize I was adopting successful study habits and improving myself as a student.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Taylor P.

Noorda College
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2025

ProgressIQ has been an amazing tool that’s given me so much time back already, even as a first-year student. Having a program that can hone in on my weaknesses really focuses my study time on the high-yield areas for me. Having ProgressIQ is invaluable to my time management and my overall success.

The sheer volume of medical school can be overwhelming, and that’s where ProgressIQ really makes the biggest difference for me. Not only does it provide data to help me target my personal weak areas in my own study, but ProgressIQ notifies my faculty advisors as well, so that they can help me understand the things I struggle with. Overall, I am super happy with this program. I wish every medical student had access to this.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Xiaowei M.

Touro University California
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2024

ProgressIQ has made it really easy for me to track my academic progress through medical school. With one click to the Snapshot view, I am able to see all my scores from prior semesters and current semester. With data visualization tool, I am able to generate a graph that shows my progression over time and also compare that with my peers by showing the mean and standard deviation of my class.

It has also streamlined my communication with my mentor. Prior to the mentor-mentee meeting, I will fill out a mentor form that makes him aware of any issues that need to be addressed during the meeting. And after the meeting, he will submit a response form documenting all the issues that we have discussed, this way, these mentor-mentee meetings are very efficient and effective. Overall, ProgressIQ has really facilitated my medical school journey.

Doctor of Medicine Student

Stacy S.

University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
Doctor of Medicine Student
Class of
2021

I was fortunate to have ProgressIQ to manage my performance from the first day of medical school. By offering a streamlined, centralized portal for all of our exams, ProgressIQ allowed me to track improvements over time, pinpoint areas for improvement, and minimize anxiety along the way. By using the ProgressIQ interface, I noticed that my recent performance in a Musculoskeletal/Dermatology course could use improvement, so I devoted extra hours to the course to earn a great score on my final exam.

Additionally, the ProgressIQ Student Snapshot came in handy for meetings with faculty and academic advisors, who were able to quickly see my classroom performance and provide substantive feedback. During busy clerkships in hospitals and clinics during my third year, I was able to easily access the Student Snapshot from my tablet or mobile device, an essential feature for busy medical students in their clinical years. Now as a current fourth year, I can easily look back on the progress I have made since the first year of medical school, which gives me a tremendous sense of self-confidence and accomplishment. I owe my success in medical school to a wonderful support system and academic program, but also to educational platforms like ProgressIQ that make it easy for medical students to complete our training and become the best physicians possible.

Doctor of Medicine Student

Lauren G.

Central Michigan University
Doctor of Medicine Student
Class of
2023

Progress IQ has been an integral part of my medical school journey. Not only does it consolidate my scores for the current year, but it also includes every exam and assignment score from my first year of medical school. Knowing how my academic performance has varied throughout the past two years and in each organ system will help me tremendously when it comes time to study for our Step 1 Board Exam. I can accurately pinpoint which course blocks I struggled in the most which will help me target the areas for greatest improvement.

As someone who has failed a medical school exam, I found the ProgressIQ alert feature to be especially beneficial. I received an email stating I had scored below a 70% on a midterm exam, and they simultaneously sent an email to my academic advisor. Within a day, my advisor had reached out to schedule a time to meet and create a plan to help me succeed on the next exam. As a result, I was able to score much higher on the final and pass the block. Without ProgressIQ, I would not have been able to make an immediate change. I am beyond grateful for this platform, and I cannot wait to continue benefitting from it for my third and fourth year of medical school!

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Rachna C.

Marian University
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2022

I can’t imagine medical school without ProgressIQ. Without a doubt, this platform plays a direct role in helping me become the best physician I can be. My school utilized ProgressIQ to track our scores in every assessment, and to keep track of our various membership identification numbers (NBOME, NBME, AOA, etc.). I got the full picture of how I was doing in each of my classes and how I ranked in comparison to the rest of my class. It is fantastic to have all the information I needed in one place.

The one feature that played the biggest part in allowing me to perform well on my medical licensing exams was the longitudinal reports feature. Our school uploaded a comprehensive report that showed how we performed in each specific subject, how many questions were asked about each subject, and our average score. The radar graph was useful because it allowed me to visualize my weakest subjects. It showed a large dip in the embryology section, so I was able to see that was my lowest subject. I spent extra time studying embryology prior to my licensing exams which helped improve my score immensely. I said a little “thank you” to ProgressIQ in my head on test day. Now that I am doing clerkships, ProgressIQ conveniently lists what clerkship I am currently in, have already completed, and how my preceptor evaluated me for each one. ProgressIQ is truly the key to my success!

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Kathleen F.

Pacific Northwest University
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2022

At the end of my second year of medical school news of the pandemic broke out and sent shockwaves through the world. With so much fear, change and unknown, organization became of the utmost importance. I am grateful to be able to continue my medical education through a time of massive change and have been hugely assisted by ProgressIQ. Things have been in a state of constant flux but the ability to keep track of all the important dates, scores and notes has been incredibly helpful for me. I use it daily to make sure that I am meeting important deadlines and achieving my academic goals. It is also another avenue that allows me to collaborate with faculty remotely and allow the flexibility that I can check in on ProgressIQ at whatever time is convenient for me. It has truly allowed me to stay on track through this year and I know it will assist others with the same.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Priyanka R.

Touro University of California
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2024

ProgressIQ has made a great impact on my mental health and academic success. Before medical school, I used Excel spreadsheets to track my performance across quizzes, exams and assignments from different classes. This usually took hours of data-hunting and could often become overwhelming. However, my school now uses ProgressIQ to report grades, and this software has been a game changer! It shows all of my exam scores on one page, with comparisons to class averages, standard deviations, and even the exact number of students who got a particular score. This trove of useful data saves me so much time and reduces my anxiety about how well I am really doing in class.

Not only does ProgressIQ report my current scores, it also provides easy access to both past and future grades. As I progress in my medical education, ProgressIQ will build a complete profile of my academic trajectory, all neatly contained within the Snapshot dashboard. This is an invaluable tool that has made my hectic student life so much easier! ProgressIQ has been and will continue to be a big part of my academic success.

Doctor of Dental Medicine Student

Toan N.

Western University of Health Sciences
Doctor of Dental Medicine Student
Class of
2022

Graduating on time is a high priority for me, my family, and my academic advisor. Thankfully, there is ProgressIQ to help me complete this goal! ProgressIQ sends alerts to my advisor and me and creates an opportunity for me to meet with my advisor in a one-on-one session. During the meeting, I can discuss with my advisor about my plan for improvement for the next assessment. This notification system keeps me accountable for my performance, and it allows my advisor to intervene before it is too late to save me from having to remediate a course and consequently delaying my graduation time.

What I love most about ProgressIQ is its ease of access and responsiveness. I am able to review real-time results from my cell phone, tablet, or any device with a network connection. This is my third year using ProgressIQ, and I have never experienced frustration from lags in the system while using this platform. Now that I am in clinic and treating patients, ProgressIQ helps track the numbers and types of procedure I have completed. It also tracks whether the procedures were completed off-site or at the school’s dental center. This data is invaluable in allowing me to communicate with my managing partner which procedures I feel competent doing and which procedures I would like to have more practice with. I am truly thankful for this incredible software!

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Nhi N.

Pacific Northwest University
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2023

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.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Sosi D.

Touro University, Vallejo
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2022

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.

Doctor of Medicine Student

Tiffany H.

Texas A&M
Doctor of Medicine Student
Class of
2022

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!

Doctor of Medicine Student

Vivian L.

Central Michigan University
Doctor of Medicine Student
Class of
2021

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.

Pharmacy Student

Naomi B.

Western University of Health Sciences
Pharmacy Student
Class of
2022

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.

Veterinary Medicine Student

Lorraine N.

Veterinary Medicine Student
Class of
2021

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.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Benson C.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2021

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.

Veterinary Medicine Student

Roxanne K.

Veterinary Medicine Student
Class of
2019

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.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Kelvin M.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2022

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.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Jennifer D.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2022

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!

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Camilo P.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2022

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!

Veterinary Medicine Student

Jessica T.

Veterinary Medicine Student
Class of
2021

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.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student

Syna D.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Student
Class of
2020

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!

International Post-Baccalaureate PharmD Student

Winifred O.

International Post-Baccalaureate PharmD Student
Class of
2019

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.

Dentistry Student

Marcus R.

Dentistry Student
Class of
2021

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.