Transportation Policy

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Policy Statement
Reason for Policy

Additional Contacts
Related Information

Effective: 10/25/2016
Last Updated: 02/2/2017

Responsible University Office:
Medical Student Education

Responsible University Administrator
Assistant Dean for medical student education

Policy Contact:
Mary Dankoski, PhD

RESPONSIBLE Host campuses
ACCOUNTABLE Senior associate dean for medical student education
SUPPORT Curriculum Council Steering Committee
CONSULT Medical Student Education
INFORM IUSM students
Course/clerkship directors


This policy affects admitted students at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The policy provides formative information for education and clinical training sites.

Policy Statement

Indiana University School of Medicine requires learners to have reliable transportation across training sites. This policy applies to all medical students enrolled in educational opportunities through Indiana University School of Medicine.

Reason for Policy

IUSM offers educational training throughout the state. Because of the varied locations of individual rotations, training, and educational opportunities, all students of IUSM must have reliable transportation.


Approved by the Curriculum Council Steering Committee 12/13/2016.


Medical students are responsible for understanding all site transportation requirements and making appropriate plans before the beginning of an educational experience. Learners are responsible for all travel-related expenses unless otherwise noted by the training site. Financial aid is available for students to plan travel-related expenses in their budget.

Initial concerns related to transportation requirement should be appealed in writing to the course and/or clerkship director, who should coordinate with the site director. If a student disagrees with the course/clerkship director’s decision and wishes to file a second-level appeal, the student must do so in writing to the senior associate dean for medical student education or his/her designee.


A student’s failure to comply with the policy may affect the overall assessment of the student’s performance.

Additional Contacts

Subject Contact Phone Email
Transportation Antwione Haywood (317) 278-2891


Budget adjustment form

Medical school travel guidelines: Student Travel Expenses.


Approved by the Clinical Component Committee 8/4/2015.
Approved by the Basic Science Component Committee 8/24/2015.
Approved by the Curriculum Council Steering Committee 9/8/2015.
Discussed by CCSC 11/2016.
Approved by CCSC 12/13/2016.