New Student Checklist and Guide

Welcome to a community committed to preparing you to transform the future of health care. We hope you’re excited to continue your journey of becoming a physician!

NOTE: This list is from the Class of 2022 orientation. While much of this information will apply for future years, some information may not. Check back for updates.

Pre-Orientation Checklist

Before orientation, there are some tasks you need to complete. Please read the following information carefully – it provides important information critical for your successful transition into medical school.

Tasks to Complete in One.IU

Once you’re logged in, search for “IUSM Students Onboarding” to view all task modules

  • If you have not already done so, first create your IU account.
  • Set up your IU Exchange email account. This is different than umail, imail and other email servers through the IU system. An exchange account will encrypt your email (which is vital for handling patient information) and allow you to access IU School of Medicine resources more easily.
  • Create a Duo Token. Many IU resources require duo authentication. You can add duo to your phone, computer or request a token.
Tasks to Complete in Canvas

All tasks below are included in the Canvas Class of 2022 Orientation site in the prerequisites checklist under the modules tab.

  • Order your medical supplies package from The Medical Store by Friday, July 13
    • Use school code: IUSM2022
  • Order your complimentary white coat from The Uniform House by Friday, July 13
    • Create account using the group password: IUSM
  • Optional: Nominate an IU School of Medicine faculty member to serve as a cloaker at the White Coat Ceremony by Friday, July 6.
  • Complete the service project, registration and White Coat Ceremony form.
  • Complete the housing and parking for regional campus students form (if applicable).
  • Sign up for specialty speed rounds.
  • Sign the media release form.
  • Read the student handbook.
  • Complete the Honor Code attestation.
  • Ensure your computer meets required standards.
  • Optional: Sign up for SIM Center Tours during orientation.
Take the Matriculating Student Questionnaire

The AAMC sends out the Matriculating Student Questionnaire (MSQ) to all students who have been accepted to medical school. Be on the lookout for an email from AAMC with your confidential link to take the MSQ. Taking this survey helps IU School of Medicine improve so that you get the best medical education experience possible!

Choose a Common Read Experience

Think of it as a mini medical school book club! We have some exciting books, videos and plays we can’t wait to discuss with you. Pick your experience today.

MedHub Credentialing

All incoming students should have already received credentialing and compliance requirements from Medhub. There are several verification requirements that you must submit in order to participate in Phase 1 course content. Medhub will help you track your compliance items throughout your medical school journey. Note: Do not schedule any credentialing tasks during mandatory orientation sessions. Credentialing tasks include: OSHA, HIPAA, AHA-certified BLS, fit testing and immunizations.

Check out the Course Preview

The Phase 1 course preview will help you set expectations for the pace and rigor of course content in Phase 1 of medical school. Take the Phase 1 Course Preview Questionnaire in the Class of 2022 Canvas page to access the preview.

Sign up for Additional Optional Orientation Events
Get a CrimsonCard

CrimsonCard is the official identification for all IU School of Medicine students, staff and faculty. Follow these steps to get your card before classes begin.

Order Your Card In-Person
Go to a CrimsonCard Services office with a valid ID and have your photo taken. Ensure they give you the triple tech security card stock for IU School of Medicine members.

Order Your Card Online
Upload a photo taken during a scheduled picture time at orientation in your white coat or use another high-quality professional photo.

  • Visit the CrimsonCard upload page and scroll to bottom of page to click the upload button.
  • Choose one of the “New Student – Initial” options.
    • If you attend a campus that offers CrimsonCard Services (IUPUI, Bloomington and Northwest), choose the “See other locations” and select the location that you would like to pick up your card.
    • If you attend a campus that does not offer Crimson Card Services (Evansville, Fort Wayne, Muncie, South Bend, Terre Haute and West Lafayette) or were previously an IU student select “IUSM Medical Student.”
  • Click the box that says “Provide your photo”
    • Upload the photo and adjust if necessary.
    • Click the box that says “Photo being uploaded meets all photo requirements.”
    • Click “Continue.”
    • You will receive an email saying that the photo is under review.
    • You will receive another email when the card has been approved or declined.
  • Pick up your card at your selected CrimsonCard Services office after you receive the email that your CrimsonCard has been “approved.” If you are at a location that does not offer Crimson Card Services, CAITS will pick them up and facilitate delivery to you.
    • When you pick up your card, ensure that it was made with the triple security card stock for IU school of medicine.

Contact us via email or telephone (317-274-1965). If you’re in Indianapolis and want to drop in, the administrative office for Medical Student Education is located in the VanNuys Medical Science Building in room 160. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Quick Guide to School Resources

Connect with the school and your classmates on social media!
Follow us on Instagram for updates from the Orientation Committee and to see what life at the school is like! You can also join the IUSM Class of 2022 page on Facebook.

Student Handbook
Each year, IU School of Medicine updates the Student Handbook, an official guide to educational rules, requirements and other important policies. Any updates to the guide for your class will be posted in August 2018. Here are a few quick important guidelines to familiarize yourself with:

Mentoring and Advising Program (MAP)
IU School of Medicine is committed to providing you with support and advising through the Mentoring and Career Advising Program (MAP). Through MAP, all students are assigned an academic lead advisor, who provides appreciative advising support through the duration of your medical school experience. Lead advisors help you navigate the plan of study, milestones and logistics of medical school. In addition, students are assigned a volunteer faculty member to provide social mentorship through medicine.

Mental Health Services
IU School of Medicine offers free and confidential counseling for students at all campuses. Whether you’re feeling a little stressed about school and life or just want someone to talk to, our mental health professionals are here to help!

Orientation is a three-day, statewide event providing a broad overview of your IU School of Medicine experience that ends with the White Coat Ceremony. There is no separate orientation for students assigned to regional campuses. Regional campus information is incorporated into the Transitions 1 course. Be sure to check out the “New Student Checklist” in Canvas which includes pre-orientation requirements such as completing Basic Life Support (BLS).

Curriculum Overview
IU School of Medicine offers a lock-step curriculum. There is no need to register through IU or IUPUI. The curriculum is broken into three Phases starting with Phase 1. The Phase 1 curriculum addresses foundational science knowledge and its integration with clinical skills. It is designed to inspire and educate you and your classmates to become autonomous thinkers, ethical and compassionate caregivers, and engaged clinicians of the medical community. The Phase 1 curriculum offers substantial complements to traditional lectures, including hands-on labs, small-group learning and independent learning time.

AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) training
In order to provide the highest quality of care, all medical students must complete American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) training in accordance with the Indiana University Health Policy for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification and Maintenance for Medical Students, Residents and Fellows. All students new to IU School of Medicine will be required to receive training from an AHA-approved program prior to beginning the fall semester.