Third Year Orientation/GLIC



GLIC 2 is scheduled for September 28. See the schedule and make plans.


Congratulations on making it through your first two-years of medical school!

The jump into the full-time clinical phase of your education, while exciting, can be challenging. IUSM works to provide you with every opportunity to succeed and this includes providing specific training during the mandatory Global Longitudinal Intersession Curriculum (GLIC) sessions during your third year.

The first of these (GLIC1) will start on Monday June 8th at 8:30 am. GLIC1 is a mandatory three-day event that allows you to learn about and practice skills that will be useful to you as you start your clerkships. Attendance is required at the GLIC and Intersession even if you have vacation as your first rotation.

See the full schedule here.

Between now and then there are several things that will require your attention, besides taking USMLE Step 1.

Checklist of items due by June 1st

  • accept Canvas course invitation for GLIC
  • documentation of Annual TB surveillance
  • fit testing
  • universal precautions training via Canvas

Health Requirements

In preparation for the beginning of your clinical training, please check your copy of the immunization forms that you provided prior to matriculation to make sure your health records are complete, as some of you may have forgotten to submit follow-up information (such as proof of second and/or third Hepatitis B immunizations).

You may access your student health records online using the new IUPUI Campus Health Online Portal. Please go to and click on the "Access the portal here" link in the middle of the page. If you are not "web-enabled" to access the link, please email to request to be "web-enabled".

In addition to confirming that your immunization records are up-to-date, you must undergo annual TB Surveillance at IUPUI Campus Health or submit to Campus Health documentation of your annual TB surveillance (TB skin test, Interferon gamma release assay blood test or TB symptom questionnaire) done elsewhere by June 1st. This surveillance is required annually and must be dated after May 1, 2015 to be acceptable for the 2015-16 academic year. Please note that the date and time (am or pm noted, or military time) that the test is placed, the date and time (am or pm noted, or military time) that the test is read and the results in mm MUST be recorded on the form turned in to Campus Health. The test must be read within a 48-72 hour window. Your documentation must be on record with Campus Health in Indianapolis by June 1st. Students who fail to complete this requirement may be removed from rotations. Documentation of completion of health requirements should be submitted in either of the following ways:

    Fax: 317-278-6929
    If sent by email, include the following information in the Subject line: LAST name, FIRST name, IUSM Class of 2016 to insure that the information is tracked correctly.

Documentation may also be mailed to:

    IUPUI Campus Health
    1140 W. Michigan Blvd, Suite 100
    Indianapolis, IN 46202

If you have any questions, you can call Elaine Delbecq (317-274-1019) or Nia Rice (317-278-7783) at Campus Health.

Universal Precautions Training

Annual training on Universal Precautions for health care workers at risk for blood borne pathogen exposures is mandated by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Therefore, you will need to review this training once per year.

For your convenience, a 10 minute recorded presentation is available to review on the GLIC Canvas site. The presentation allows you to review information on Universal Precautions, and also contains information on important blood borne pathogens, such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. The presentation also contains information on tuberculosis, which also presents significant risks to health care workers. All students in Indianapolis should have a laminated "OUCH" card for their badges that gives written instructions for action should an incident occur.

Please go to the GLIC Canvas site to complete this required training by June 1st. Once you have successfully completed the training module, you will complete an attestation that you have reviewed the presentation on the GLIC Canvas site.

Fit Testing

Students are required to complete fit-testing for a TB (N95) respirator prior to each year of medical school. If you would like to be tested in Indianapolis, please schedule an appointment via the portal. You may also call Campus Health 317-274-1934 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available the following times:

    Monday — 8am to 4:30pm
    Tuesday — 8am to 4:30pm
    Wednesday — 8am to 4:30pm
    Thursday — 9am to 4:30pm
    Friday — 8am to 4:30pm

To avoid delaying the start of your year, please schedule your appointment right away.

Please refer to this page for more information about Fit Testing.

635 N Barnhill | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | Ph: (317) 274-1965 | Fax: (317) 274-4309