Medical Student Overview

EVERY YEAR

Financial Aid

Please visit Financial Aid webpage.

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) - Overview of Resources

Student Services

Admissions & Application

Academics & Research

Medical Student Service Learning

Medical Service-Learning (MSL) fosters a lifelong commitment to the community for all Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) students through innovative service-learning experiences.

The MSL serves as a statewide resource to stimulate, facilitate, and coordinate the application of service-learning concepts and experiences at all IUSM campuses.

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Medical Student Council - Interest Groups (SIG) Contact

Medical Student Council-Student Interest Groups (SIGs) are organizations that are founded and led by students at Indiana University School of Medicine. The nature of SIGs is such that individuals may develop and found one based on any theme of interest to members of the medical student population.

Our SIGs are divided into groups based on their topic.

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First Year

Roadmap to Residency

Medical Education Curriculum and MS 1 and 2 calendars

How grades, class rank, and scores work. How do they matter?

The Indiana University School of Medicine evaluation system is based on Honors, High Pass, Pass, Isolated Deficiency, Incomplete, Withdraw, and Fail. The assignment and distribution of grades in a particular course will depend on the performance of each individual student in meeting the stated objectives of the course as determined by course faculty.

Summer Research

Indiana University and the IU medical school offer many excellent research and internship programs for high school, pre-med, and medical students.

Second Year

Roadmap to Residency

Roadmap to Residency

Preparing for Step 1

Planning Ahead

As you begin to think about licensing exams, take a look at USMLE Overview.

To get an idea of what the registration process is like, see the USMLE Sample Registration Form.

You may want to practice for the exam at the Exam Master site or at the USMLE Orientation and Practice Materials.

It's never too early to think about specialties. Visit Careers In Medicine — an AAMC Website.

Preparing for 3rd Year

As you prepare to make the transition from the predominately classroom environment to the clinical world of the clerkships, IUSM and UME provides specific content as well as protective health measures to help smooth the transition. In June of each year, you will have Orientation/GLIC and attendance at the sessions is mandatory.

Even students who are scheduled for a vacation month as their first rotation must attend the general orientation and all associated intersessions.

OSCE Information

Objectively Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs)

OCA works with medical students for the required participation in two summative Objectively Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs), during their junior and senior years of medical school.

Both exams are administered at the Indianapolis campus, Simulation Center in Fairbanks Hall. Students will be notified via email of upcoming session dates and times, and are required to schedule their exam in MSIS.

Third Year

Relocating to Indianapolis- Tips and Links

The Survival Guide represents a statewide collaborative effort on the part of rising second-year students to ease the transition to medical school for the incoming class. Although annual updates are intended, some remarks may be a bit outdated.

IUPUI Parking Services (lots, permits and more)

Housing

How Clerkship Grades are Derived

The Indiana University School of Medicine evaluation system is based on Honors, High Pass, Pass, Isolated Deficiency, Incomplete, Withdraw, and Fail. The assignment and distribution of grades in a particular course will depend on the performance of each individual student in meeting the stated objectives of the course as determined by course faculty.

Electives

The Elective Program provides each student with the opportunity to select elective courses in areas of his/her interest. The program makes available extensive resources, in addition to offering great flexibility for planning an individual program. The faculty, representing volunteer physicians in private practice as well as full-time clinicians and investigators, provide a depth of background and a wide spectrum of interest.

Elective courses offered in both the basic sciences and clinical sciences serve to widen the student's experience in his/her medical education. The electives also provide the student with opportunities to strengthen areas of weakness and/or to pursue subjects of special interest.

Roadmap to Residency

Roadmap to Residency

VSAS

VSAS® is an AAMC application designed to streamline the application process for senior "away" electives at U.S. LCME medical schools and independent academic medical centers that are members of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH). The service requires only one application for all participating institutions, effectively reducing paperwork, miscommunication, and time. VSAS also provides a centralized location for managing offers and tracking decisions.

Elective Polices and Procedures

CV's and Personal Statements

Medical Student Affairs offers Academic Advising and Career Mentoring to medical students in navigating the academic and personal challenges of medical school. Every year presents new challenges and new opportunities for career and personal growth.

Please count us among your valued resources as you make your way through these demanding and fulfilling four years.

Abigail Klemsz, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Dean for Academic Advising and Career Mentoring
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Michael McKenna, M.D
Director of Career Mentoring
Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Fourth Year

Financial Aid Recap

Exit Interview for Fourth Year Medical Students

As a U.S. Department of EducationFederal Student Loan requirement, the MSA-Student Financial Services (MSA-SFS). This is in conjunction with the IUPUI Office of Student Financial Aid Services. We are required to conduct an Exit Interview Session for those medical students who have received Federal loans.

In order to fulfill this Federal government requirement, MSA-SFS will be conducting a REQUIRED Exit Interview Session on the morning of March 15th (Match Day) for everyone who borrowed through a Federal Loan Program.

This includes the following Title IV and Title VII student loan programs:

  • Federal Perkins Loan

  • DL Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

  • DL Federal Graduate PLUS Loan

Additionally, the Indiana University Student Loan Administration conducts an exit interview online for the following loan programs:

  • Federal Loan for Disadvantaged Students (LDS)

  • Federal Primary Care Loan (PCL)

and school-based or institutional loans

  • Henry Strong Loan

  • Mabel Sledd Cunnison Loan

  • Robert Wood Johnson Loan

Lastly, information will be provided for those students who have privately-based student loans.

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