Transportation Policy


This policy impacts current and admitted students at the Indiana University School of Medicine. The policy provides formative information for education and clinical training sites.

Policy Statement

Indiana University School of Medicine requires learners to have reliable transportation across training sites. This policy applies to all medical student enrolled in educational opportunities through Indiana University School of Medicine. Initial concerns related to transportation requirement should be appealed in writing to the Course and/or Clerkship Director, who should coordinate with the Site Director. If a student disagrees with the Course/Clerkship Director's decision and wishes to file a second level appeal, the student must do so in writing to the Senior Associate Dean of Medical Student Education or his/her designee.

Reason for Policy

Indiana University School of Medicine offers educational training throughout the state. Due to the varied locations of individual rotations, training, and educational opportunities, all students of Indiana University School of Medicine must have reliable transportation.


Medical students are responsible for understanding all site transportation requirements and making appropriate plans before the beginning of an educational experience. Learners are responsible for all travel-related expenses unless otherwise noted by the training site. Financial Aid is available for students to plan travel-related expenses in their budget.


Student's failure to comply with the policy may impact overall assessment of a student's performance.


Related Information

Cross reference with Offer of Admissions Letter, Financial Aid budget allocation, and information about training site placement.


Approved by the CCCC on August 4th, 2015
Tabled by the CCSC on August 18th, 2015
Approved by BSC the week of August 24th, 2015
Approved by CCSC on September 8th, 2015

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