Student Resources

Academic Counseling:

Our course directors are available to provide counseling on study techniques, advantages of group study, test taking techniques, etc. For more formal assessment and assistance, students may be referred to Counseling and Psychological Services at the IUB Health Center or to Dr. Patricia Wade in Medical Student Affairs. 

Appointments for CAPS may be made by phone (812) 855-5711, on-line at and at the walk-in clinic at IU Health Center 10th, Street at Jordan Avenue. 

Additional support is available through the IUSM Medical Student Affairs Office for Mentoring and Student Development:  Patricia Ann Wade, Ph.D., Learning Specialist, Office for Mentoring and Student Development, (317) 274-2042  or with Mary Alice Bell, MS,
Director, Office for Mentoring and Student Development, (317) 274-7173


Learning Disabilities:

Testing for learning disabilities can be arranged through Counseling and Psychological Services at the IUB Health Center. 



Any student at any IUSM campus requesting accommodations for a disability must apply to the Indiana University School of Medicine Disabilities Accommodations Committee and must register with the adaptive educational services office at the host campus.  Guidelines for applying along with a list of the adaptive services offices on each campus are available in the Student Handbook at:

Accordingly, "no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be either excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities" of Indiana University School of Medicine. Please be aware, “faculty and staff are prohibited from discriminating or retaliating against any individual who has opposed any act or practice that the individual believes is discriminatory, or because the individual made a charge, testified, assisted, or participated in any manner in an OCR or EEOC investigation.”  Moreover, university faculty and staff shall not coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any individual in the exercise of enjoyment of the protections or rights granted by Section 504 or Title II.


Academic Mentoring:

Academic mentoring is provided by our clinical clerkship coordinator and all practitioners during regular didactic sessions and one-on-one meetings throughout the year.  Students are encouraged to examine the Careers in Medicine web site


Career Counseling:

Students are advised at orientation about examining the AAMC Careers in Medicine site so that they can begin to think about which specialty might interest them.  Lecturers, rounds groups’ preceptors, clerkship coordinators, and our clinical coordinators discuss their specialties and field student questions. In addition, our clinical coordinator is available to assist in the selection of electives. Clerkship and residency directors will be consulted for details.


Personal counseling and wellness:

Counseling and Psychological Services at the IUB Health Center and Dr. Suzanne Kunkle in MSA are available to our students. Dr. Kunkle visits annually. Appointments for CAPS may be made by phone, on-line, or as walk-ins, and after-hours care is available by initial phone contact.  CAPs counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists are available and students can pursue these services with anonymity.  The Student Recreation and Sports Center and HPER are available to our students for wellness care.  Additional information may be found at the following web sites: and


Health Services:

Personal health care can be obtained through the IUB Student Health Center and student insurance is accepted. 


Financial Aid and Planning Services:

Extensive suggestions on debt management and financial aid are found at the following web site:

Student Legal Services:

IU Student Legal Services is available to help solve the legal dilemmas of our IU students. Their web address is   They work to keep you focused and keep you in school in the event legal trouble threatens to interfere. In many cases, SLS will even talk for you in court.


Additional Resources:

Other resources are available to students on the IUB campus.  Please check the following web site for additional assistance or other special needs:

- Roadmap to Residency - Click Here


- Level 1 Competency Handbook - Click Here


- Ruth Lilly Medical Library - Click Here

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