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Tutoring Services

Need assistance with a course, effective study strategies or a board exam?

Tutors are here to help! IU School of Medicine tutors work with students on a one-on-one or small group basis to help students with course content, academic coaching or board exam preparation. Tutoring is free to students. There is no minimum or maximum amount of time that a student can work with a tutor.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 31% of first year students requested a tutor. Using the instructions below, you can search for a tutor to help you!


1. Navigate to the Student Appointment Scheduler task in One.IU

2. Under Find Appointments, click Search Advisors

3. For all MD Students, regardless of campus, select campus: IU Indianapolis

  • 4. Search by tag for a specific course or topic (click to see list)
    Category Tag
    Year 1       Foundations of Clinical Practice Year 1 (FCP1)
    Year 1 Fundamentals of Health and Disease (FHD)
    Year 1 Host Defense (HD)
    Year 1  Human Structure (HS)
    Year 1  Human Structure Lab (HS Lab) 
    Year 1  Molecules to Cells and Tissues (MCT)
    Year 1  Neuroscience and Behavior (N&B)
    Year 2 Cardiovascular & Hematology (C&H)
    Year 2 Endocrine Reproductive Musculoskeletal &   Dermatologic (ERMD)
    Year 2  Gastrointestinal & Nutrition (GI&N)
    Year 2  Renal & Respiratory (R&R)
    Year 2  Foundations of Clinical Practice Year 2 (FCP2)
    Year 3  Family Medicine (FM) Clerkship
    Year 3  Internal Medicine (IM) Clerkship
    Year 3  Neurology Clerkship
    Year 3  Obstetrics/Gynecology (OBGYN) Clerkship
    Year 3  Pediatrics Clerkship
    Year 3  Psychiatry Clerkship
    Year 3  Radiology Clerkship
    Year 3  Surgery Clerkship
    Year 3  Anesthesia Clerkship
    Any General Study Strategies 
    Any Time Management
    Board Exam Prep  Biostats
    Board Exam Prep  Step 1
    Board Exam Prep  Step 2
    Board Exam Prep  Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (Step 2 CK)
    Board Exam Prep Step 2 Clinical Skills (Step 2 CS)

5. Browse tutors or availability

  • For a Specific Tutor
    • Click on individual tutor name
    • View tutor profile
    • Click Schedule Appointment
  • For a Specific Date or Time
    • Check the # advisor found box and adjust selections as needed to pull in up to 25 advisors from the search list
    • Click Schedule Appointment
    • Click Find Open Appointments
  • Tips for searching:
    • Be sure that tutor profiles say “MD Tutor Services” under their name
    • If you are looking for someone that is on a specific campus, look for that tag (e.g. IUSM Evansville)
    • If you are having trouble narrowing down your search, consider using the find command to find a word or words on the page after searching by tag. Keyboard shortcuts are “CTRL+F” or “F3” on Windows or “Control+F” or “Command+F” on a Mac.

6. Set appointment slot

  • Click desired timeslot
  • Reason for appointment:
    • Include a brief sentence the course or topic that you are seeking assistance with (must be at least 15 characters but no more than 250 characters)
    • Example: I am seeking assistance with Molecules to Cells and Tissues (MCT)
  • Click submit request

7. Cancel or reschedule an appointment

  • From the Student Appointment Scheduler main page, look under Upcoming Appointments to find the appointment you would like to either cancel or reschedule
  • Click the reschedule or cancel button and follow the prompts to either schedule into other available slots or cancel your appointment. Note: if cancelling your appointment, you must provide a reason. It is also best practice to contact the tutor directly regarding the cancellation if your appointment is being cancelled within a week of the scheduled appointment slot.

8. Tutoring session appointments and reminders

  • A system-generated confirmation email from the tutor will be sent shortly after signing up for an appointment slot.
  • An email reminder will be sent the morning of the day before the appointment.
  • If opted in to text message reminders, those are currently sent at 8 p.m. EST the day before the appointment.