Where will we go to take our shelf exams?
Most clerkship “shelf” exams are given in the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, but there are a few exceptions. Each clerkship coordinator will give you that detailed information at the start of your clerkship.
Who do we go to for academic help since we’ll be on a different campus? We hope that you are able to maintain your relationship with your current lead advisor. This is the person who will construct your MSPE and understands your academic history. Many students find that Skype or Zoom meetings are a convenient way to stay connected – as well as periodic in-person meetings when the regional campus lead advisors come to Indianapolis.
We also are committed to ensuring that you have the resources you need on your new campus, so please reach out to Dr. Klemsz, assistant dean for academic advising, with any questions, concerns or academic support issues you encounter.
You can also access the learning specialist, Kristin Richey, who can provide study strategies, resources or referrals to peer tutors. Don’t forget that there are peer tutors for the clerkships – not just the foundational courses! We are all here to help and available to meet your needs.
How can we change our schedule if necessary?
Schedule changes should be discussed with your lead advisor and career mentor (if you have one already). If you and your lead advisor agree that this change is needed, you will then speak with Amanda Ybarra, the registrar, to try and make that change.
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