Fort Wayne

Student Services

Students at the Fort Wayne campus can access a wide range of support services from IU School of Medicine as well as those available through Purdue University Fort Wayne. All centralized student services for IU School of Medicine operate from the Indianapolis campus, including academic advising, disability accommodations, financial support, health care and wellness services, and student mistreatment complaint handling. Localized services are also available, including personal counseling, campus safety, peer tutoring, exam preparation and more.

Student Support Services in Fort Wayne

As part of the statewide IU School of Medicine academic advising program, each student is assigned a lead advisor and a volunteer faculty advisor. Students can access this support in Fort Wayne by contacting Virginia (Gin) Moore, MSEd, LMHC, LSW, at 260-481-6738 or by email at Her office is located in the medical education building on the second floor (room 202).

The IU School of Medicine is committed to helping students with disabilities succeed academically. MD students in need of disability accommodations should apply to the IU School of Medicine Disabilities Accommodations Committee.

Medical students at the Fort Wayne campus can access preventative health services and acute care through Purdue Fort Wayne Center for Healthy Living and Wellness Program, an outpatient facility providing a variety of health care services to students, faculty, staff and community members. Conveniently located in the Walb Student Union (room 234) and open Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, the campus clinic accepts a wide range of health insurance plans, and parking is available in the parking garage next to Gates Sports Center. Phone 260-481-5748 for an appointment. Walk-ins are accepted as time allows.

Note that the clinic is closed when the campus is closed. If campus is closed at time of illness or injury, numerous walk-in clinics are nearby; the closest is Physician’s Urgent Care (920 E. Coliseum Boulevard., Fort Wayne 260-498-8077), open 8 am until 8 pm. Parkview Regional Medical Center (877-774-8632) also has two nearby locations (1515 Hobson Road and 3909 New Vision Drive) that are open all holidays.

Students at the Fort Wayne campus who are seeking Mental Health Services—for any reason—have several support options. IU School of Medicine offers psychiatric and counseling services via telephone or in person. Call 317-278-2383 to schedule an appointment or contact Dr. Dana Lasek, regional campus psychologist and liaison. Locally, in Fort Wayne, students can access the Purdue Fort Wayne/Parkview Student Assistance Program (Walb Student Union, room 113) for confidential, short-term personal counseling services free of charge. Outreach and consultation services are also available to concerned staff, faculty, parents and friends who are believe a student needs assistance. Along with education and preventative initiatives, the student assistance program offers free group counseling in a safe and supportive environment. Open Monday through Friday, 8 am until 4:30 pm. Call 260-266-8060 during business hours or, for after-hours assistance, call 260-373-7500.

Purdue Fort Wayne is a safe campus and Campus Police are reliable. Purdue Fort Wayne University Police Department provides a safety escort service for students on campus. This service is available 24 hours a day if ever a student feels threatened or uncomfortable. Call 260-481-6827 for safety and security services. Emergency phones are located throughout campus. Call 9-1-1 for emergencies. Security phones are located throughout campus.