Lead Advisors serve as medical students’ primary advising contact at Indiana University School of Medicine through all four years of medical school. Each MD student is assigned a lead advisor by his/her first-year campus, and the relationship follows the IU School of Medicine College/House structure. Students are required to meet with his/her Lead Advisor one-on-one at least three times each year.
Lead Advisors are full-time employees of IU School of Medicine, and they provide advice and guidance to ensure students are meeting milestones for graduation. Lead Advisors also meet with students who have academic or personal concerns as needed throughout the year. In the fourth year of medical school, Lead Advisors assist students with the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) for residency applications.