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Orientation

The Orientation Program is run by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). Orientation begins on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in the Medical Education building at 145 Harrison Avenue. We believe that Orientation is an essential part of a successful transition to medical school and therefore, attendance is mandatory. Distribution of Orientation packets will be between 8:30 am and 9:00 am in the Medical Education Lobby and the Orientation Program immediately follows in the DeBlois Auditorium. Student dress should be presentable but business attire is not required. Keep in mind that a composite photo (headshot) will be taken on the first day of Orientation.

An updated Orientation Schedule and Academic Calendar, as well as other general information for the Class of 2023, will be added here shortly. Incoming students will be notified via email once this information is available.

M'22 Orientation Information (M'23 information will be updated in spring 2019)

We also recommend that you review the first-year curriculum information also provided below by the Office of Educational Affairs. Take note of the significant dates as you make any fall travel plans. The textbook list (with ISBN numbers) will give you the opportunity to check online options for textbooks. As you prepare for the first-year curriculum, be aware that students will have opportunities to train at off-site clinical locations across the state beginning in the second semester of first year, and will need to travel. In some cases students can reach sites by public transportation, however these sites are limited and most students will need access to a car (your own, carpool, car-sharing, etc). The medical school has a discounted business account with Zipcar, the local car sharing company that is available to all students.

As you pack clothes, students should be prepared to dress professionally for the first day of the Interviewing course. In the fall semester, a few course sessions will be scheduled in the early evenings; be sure to check TUSK and be prepared to arrange your schedule accordingly. Because the schedule changes frequently throughout the semester, it is recommended that students and faculty check the online schedule every Friday to view the schedule for the following week.

If you have any questions or concerns as you prepare for the start of medical school here at TUSM, please contact the OSA at 617-636-6534 or email med-osa@tufts.edu. Enjoy the rest of your summer. We are looking forward to seeing you at Orientation!

M'22 Curriculum Information