Medical education is a fascinating and rewarding journey, yet the path from student to healer is long and challenging. The Mentoring and Advising program (or MAP) at IU School of Medicine was designed by students and faculty to ease that path for learners by providing academic support, career development and access to other resources—throughout all four years of medical school.
The statewide program includes campus-based Lead Advisors and Volunteer Faculty Advisors who work collaboratively to oversee and guide students’ academic progress. Students meet with their Lead Advisor three times per year and schedule about three appointments with their Volunteer Faculty Advisor. Also part of the school’s academic advising program is the Learning Specialist, who helps students get the most out of their study habits and access resources. The Learning Specialist is available to students as needed.