IU School of Medicine coordinates several significant events throughout the academic year for our medical students.

Summer Session (June - July)

Third Year Orientation

Toward the end of the second year, usually June, students participate in Third-year GLIC I, which prepares them for the second phase of medical training, including clinical rotations. This is managed by Medical Student Education.

Fall Session (August - December)

First Year Orientation and Welcome Week Activities

IUSM, MS1 Orientation is an introduction to IU School of Medicine. It is held the week prior to the start of class each August and all first year IUSM students are encouraged to attend.

Optional activities are available all week leading up to the required Orientation program on Thursday & Friday. A wide range of activities are available throughout the week including the annual student sponsored Field Day and the Medical Student Service Group MS1 Service Project that all students are invited to attend.

White Coat Ceremony

The IUSM White Coat Ceremony marks a transformation for first year students entering into the medical community in the presence of family, friends and IUSM leadership. The formal program is generally held off campus on the Friday afternoon/evening of Orientation. Tickets are required.

Mock Interviews

Early in the fourth year, students are invited to participate in mock interviews with Adademic Advising & Career Counseling for a simulation of what they will experience as they apply for their residencies.

Student Leadership Appreciation Reception

Each year IU School of Medicine recognizes student leaders at the Student Leadership Appreciation Reception

Gold Humanism Honor Society

IUSM hosts an induction ceremony to recognize 4th year medical students as well as faculty and residents. More information here.

Spring Session (January - May)

Student Leadership Interview Day

Medical Student Council provides a day to allow students apply for a variety of leadership positions at IUSM.

Match Day

In March, fourth-year students learn the results of the residency matching program — and enjoy letting off steam.

Senior Banquet

The IUSM Senior Banquet & Awards Ceremony is an annual program sponsored by graduating Seniors and organized by their elected class officers. The program is held the Friday evening prior to Graduation and all students along with family and friends are invited to attend. Awards are presented to students, faculty, staff and departments for outstanding service to their class.


IUSM Graduation is held annually on the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend at the Indiana Convention Center in the Sagamore Ballroom. Family, friends and IUSM leadership gather to celebrate the graduates accomplishments.