The Student Manual is the official document on policies, procedures, and resources of the Indiana University School of Medicine. It is important that each student becomes familiar with its contents. While every effort is made to provide accurate and current information, the School of Medicine reserves the right to change without notice policies, procedures, programs, and other matters when circumstances dictate.
D. Craig Brater, MD
Dean, IU School of Medicine
A Message from the Dean
You have joined a profession with a long tradition stretching back over the centuries to a time lost to the mists, when physicians had no understanding of disease, science, or even basic anatomy. Today we have opportunities to apply the best biologic science to the solution of human problems. The future will be even better. You have come to the door of the profession at a time of great opportunity. Your passage through the next four years should be approached one day at a time. Learn carefully the lessons of the day without concern for the mass of information yet to come. Each of you is capable of great achievement. We ask that you work toward that end. Be curious, be thorough, and remember that you are learning to work with fellow humans, splendid creatures who deserve the best.
MSA is located in the VanNuys Medical Science Building. The main office in MS 164 is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.