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Student Support Services in Terre Haute
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 Terre Haute by contacting Ashley Holt by phone at 812-237-3402 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her office is located in Holmstedt Hall – Room 135.
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 Terre Haute campus can access preventative health services, primary care and clinical specialists for medical issues at the UAP Clinic in the ISU Health Center, Student Services Building (567 North 5th Street, 812-237-3883), Monday through Thursday (9 am to 4 pm), Friday (9 am to noon). Closed Saturday and Sunday.
In addition, each year, the Terre Haute Community Health Fair, organized by medical students at IU School of Medicine–Terre Haute, invites leaders of the Terre Haute community to gather to educate area residents and other attendees about their health and how they can improve it. The growing event is held at the Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club (924 N 13th St) and offers many programs and services, including educational exhibits about personal health, fitness classes, massage therapy and free health screenings such as vision, hearing, blood sugar, body mass index and blood pressure. Popular educational exhibits focus on diabetes, nutrition and osteoporosis as well as fun children’s activities related to health and wellness.
Students at the Terre Haute campus who are seeking Mental Health Services—for any reason—have several support options. IU School of Medicine offers counseling services via telephone or in person by Samia Hasan, MD, Jessica Fultz, MSW, LCSW, and Suzanne Kunkle, PhD. Call 317-278-2381 to schedule an appointment. Locally, in Terre Haute, medical students can access counseling services through the Indiana State University Counseling Center (217 North 6th Street, Gillum Hall, 812-237-3939). Other options include Murphy Urban Associates Psychological Services (2740 S. 7th Street, 812-235-6121) and the Hamilton Center (812-231-8200 or 800-742-0787), which offers outpatient counseling services in ten counties throughout central and west central Indiana. Staff is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week for those needing emergency treatment.
For security and safety issues, students should contact campus police at 812-237-5555. Safety escort services are provided by Indiana State University Student Operation. Call 812-237-5555 for a safewalk escort.
IU School of Medicine–Terre Haute enjoys a highly supportive community that has helped raise important scholarship funds. All medical students at the Terre Haute campus are eligible for scholarship consideration, provided that the FAFSA form is submitted to IU School of Medicine in the Financial Aid office. Some awards carry restrictions regarding academic achievement, geographic residence and/or financial need. Even with restrictions, most students are eligible for one or more of the Terre Haute campus scholarships.