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Road to Phase 2

Orientation to Clerkships, Career Fair and Transitions 2

These events will take place the day after your White Coat Ceremony as an introduction to Phase 2 and will prepare you for your clinical clerkships.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024 from 7:15 am – 4:30 pm ET


IUPUI Campus Center
420 University Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Room 450 


Regional campus students who are completing T2 at a regional campus will receive a parking voucher at OTC to use on Tuesday, April 18 for Orientation to Clerkship and the T2 kick off at the IUPUI Campus Center. Please park in the Vermont Street garage at 1004 W. Vermont St. (hourly rates apply ). Garage adjoins Campus Center by 2nd floor walkway.

Students completing T2 and clerkships in Indianapolis are responsible for their own parking. Please visit the IUPUI Parking and Transportation Services website and click on Student Permits for more information.


7:15-8:00 Breakfast
8:00-8:05 Welcome
8:05-8:45 Phase 2 overview
8:45-9:00 How to report mistreatment
9:00-9:50 Student panel – Day in the Life – Tips for Success
9:50-10:10 Break
10:15-10:50 Student panel — How to Find Meaning in Phase 2
10:50-11:00 Closing remarks
11:00-12:15  Career fair and lunch
12:30-4:30 Transitions 2; Grand Rounds


Orientation to Clerkships will provide an overview of Phase 2 and will share tips for success in your clerkships. Student colleagues will share their insights and recommendations with the incoming Phase 2 students.

The Career Fair is an opportunity to learn more about different medical specialties and prepare for your clerkships. Meet with representatives of many departments and specialties, find out what it means to be a doctor in that specialty, and how you can become a competitive applicant. You will also receive a box lunch.

The goal of Transitions 2 is to provide instruction in the skills required to serve as a functioning member of the health care team. Instruction will be provided on how to communicate with patients, best practices for obtaining information from the patient, and developing an appropriate level assessment and plan. The Class of 2025 comes together in Indianapolis for the first day of T2 and then continues T2 on their home campuses.

Grand Rounds: Navigating Clerkships

Graham Carlos, MD, MS, IU Bicentennial Professor of Medicine, IUSM; Executive Medical Director for IU Health Physicians at Eskenazi Health

Grand Rounds: Radiology

Atul Agarwal, MD, MS, Assistant Professor Clinical Neuroradiology; Program Director, Diagnostic Radiology Residency

At the conclusion of the day, regional campus students doing T2 on their home campus may travel back to their campus. For activities starting Wednesday, April 19, students should check the Canvas Transitions 2 Home Page, under their campus icon for their specific T2 schedule. Students should also follow the instructions on the Class of 2025 Advising Roadmap Canvas site with regard to Onboarding.