Spirituality is beyond the bounds of definition. It is akin to transcendence, the sense of something larger than ourselves. It is what inspires us and keeps us going. As a human need, it requires fulfillment; and the resources are as diverse and fertile as our imaginations.
To many of us, the term evokes religion in all its many-splendored forms. To find local options for worship that have worked out for your fellow IUSM students, take a look at the Survival Guide. In fact, the guide will provide you with leads for other forms of spiritual enrichment as well, including the performing arts, galleries, and nature outings.
Medical Student Affairs (MSA) encompasses several functional units that serve medical students and students in related programs, including the Master of Science in Medical Science Program and the Health Professions Programs.
Among the services provided are financial aid, coordination of student schedules, student records, mentoring, liaison with student government, counseling, technology support, room scheduling, microscopes, residency applications advising, medical service learning and diversity opportunities.
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.