Orientation to Clerkships (OTC)

Congratulations on making it through your first two-years of medical school!

The jump into the full-time clinical phase of your education, while exciting, can be challenging. IUSM works to provide you with every opportunity to succeed and this includes providing specific training during the mandatory Orientation to Clerkship (OTC) sessions before your clerkships begin. These sessions will be from June 12, 2017 to June 16, 2017.

Between now and then there are several things that will require your attention, besides taking USMLE Step 1.

Checklist of items before the first day of OTC

  • accept Canvas course invitation for OTC
  • complete your compliance requirements as indicated on the OTC Canvas site.
  • Complete the OTC assignments.

Health Requirements

In preparation for the beginning of your clinical training, please check your copy of the immunization forms that you provided prior to matriculation to make sure your health records are complete, as some of you may have forgotten to submit follow-up information (such as proof of second and/or third Hepatitis B immunizations). To ensure compliance visit the Compliance Documentation and Requirements Page on the OTC Canvas site.

For more in-depth information on these requirements, please visit this webpage and ensure you are up to date.

Fit Testing

Students are required to complete fit-testing for a TB (N95) respirator prior to each year of medical school. If you would like to be tested in Indianapolis, please schedule an appointment via the portal. You may also call Campus Health at 317-274-8214 to schedule an appointment.

To avoid delaying the start of your year, please schedule your appointment right away.