Student Services

Students at the Indianapolis Campus can access a wide range of support services. All centralized student services for the school operate from this location, including academic advising, disability accommodations, financial support, 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 Indianapolis

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 at the Indianapolis campus by contacting either Lauren Henninger at or 317-274-4751; Courtney Lewellen at or 317-274-4752; or Kelly Matthews at or 317-274-4754. Their office is located in IB 202 located in the Medical Research Library.

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 Indianapolis campus can access preventative health services and acute care through the IUPUI Student Health program.

IUPUI Campus Police provide safety escort walks 24 hours a day 7 days a week. To request a Safewalk escort call 317-274-7233 (SAFE).

Students at the Indianapolis campus who are seeking Personal Counseling and Psychological Services—for any reason—have several support options. IU School of Medicine students and house staff located in Indianapolis can access confidential personal counseling and treatment from Suzanne Kunkle, PhD, licensed psychologist. Call 317-274-8214 to schedule an appointment or email Appointments are usually available within the week and often the same day if needed. Please let the scheduler know the urgency of the need. Students can access these services at IUPUI Campus Health (Coleman Hall, Suite 100, 140 West Michigan Street).

IU School of Medicine students can also access support groups and one-on-one support through the IUPUI Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) program. Same-day crisis appointments will be arranged for students experiencing suicidal thoughts, difficulty completing typical daily tasks, and/or an acute stressor that threatens the safety of self or others. Contact CAPS (Walker Plaza, Suite 220, 719 Indiana Avenue) by phone at 317-274-2548 or by email at

For after-hours emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911. Round-the-clock, 24-Hour Crisis Resources are also available:
• Crisis & Suicide Hotline 317-251-7575
• Midtown Mental Health Center 317-630-8485
• Aspire 800-560-4038