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Take advantage of Destress Sessions Before for Step 1!


Students studying

Feeling stressed? IU School of Medicine will be hosting Mental Health Services and Chaplain drop-in hours. These sessions are a time for students to talk about anything – medical school stress, Step 1, relationships, personal growth or any other topic. These confidential 15-20 minute chats do not require advanced sign up – simply stop in when you can!

Interested in setting up a remote meeting? Contact Lisa Heitman at to get a zoom meeting set up!

Mental Health Services drop-in hours
Jessica Fultz, LCSW, from the IUSM Mental Health Services team will be available for student drop in hours starting Jan. 29.

Date: Time: Location:
Monday, Jan. 29 11 am – 1 pm  MS 166
Monday, Feb. 5 12 – 1 pm  MS 166
Monday, Feb. 12 11 am – 1 pm  MS 166
Monday, Feb. 19 12 – 1 pm  MS 166
Monday, Feb. 26 11 am – 1 pm  MS 166

Chaplain drop-in hours
Licensed Chaplains will be available for student drop-in hours during the times below. Chaplain drop-in hours occur throughout the year, but the dates below are focused during this high-stress time for students studying for Step 1 and finishing interviews. These are being offered in addition to the sessions offered by Jessica for students unavailable on Mondays

Date: Time: Location:
Tuesday, Jan. 30 11 am- 1pm  MS 166
Tuesday, Feb. 6 11 am- 1pm  MS 166
Tuesday, Feb. 13 11 am- 1pm  MS 166
Wednesday, Feb. 21 11 am- 1pm  MS 166
Tuesday, Feb. 27 11 am- 1pm  MS 166
 Wednesday, Feb. 28 11 am- 1pm  MS 166


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