MD Student Orientation Events & Schedule

MD Student Orientation MD Student Orientation Events & Schedule
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MD Student Orientation Events & Schedule

NYU School of Medicine is looking forward to welcoming you and your family to campus for Orientation Week, tentatively scheduled for August 12–17, 2018. During this series of programs and events, you learn about the traditions and community that make our school unique.

During orientation, you register for classes, participate in interactive classroom scenarios, become familiar with academic and career resources, and meet faculty and advisors.

But Orientation Week isn’t only about business. We have social activities planned so you can explore New York City and get to know your classmates.

Please know that all scheduled events and activities are subject to change.

Orientation Week Events

The following is the schedule for this year’s Orientation Week.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

12:00PM–6:00PM
Pre-registration and Device Set-Up: Pick up your medical center ID, try on white coats, tour the medical school, and get all of your devices school ready!

6:30PM–8:00PM
Meet and Greet: Join us for games and snacks and meet your future classmates. This event is optional.

Monday, August 13, 2018

9:00AM–9:50AM
Registration: Check-in for the day and handle any outstanding issues.

10:00AM–11:30AM
Welcome Address and Informational Panel from the Office of Student Affairs

11:30AM–12:00PM
Discussion of Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy

12:00PM–2:00PM
Lunch and scheduled student health appointments

2:00PM–4:00PM
Brightspace and Library Resources: Become familiar with student resources available from the Sid and Ruth Lapidus Health Sciences Library and online learning tools from our Institute for Innovations in Medical Education.

6:00PM–11:00PM
Manhattan Harbor Cruise: Dine, dance, and mingle with classmates while cruising past the Statue of Liberty and under the Brooklyn Bridge. This is an optional, ticketed event.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

8:30AM–9:30AM
Check-in and Breakfast: Check-in and grab a bite to eat from our continental breakfast.

9:30AM–10:15AM
Dean’s Welcome Address: Our deans and directors welcome you and offer words of wisdom on starting your medical career.

10:15AM–12:00PM
Violet Society Program Overview: Learn about our Violet Society Program and opportunities for career and professional development.

12:00PM–2:00PM
Lunch with your peers in Violet Society groups

2:00PM–5:00PM
Curriculum Overview: Become familiar with the goals and objectives of our innovative Curriculum for the 21st Century with this presentation from the Office of Medical Education. Bring your laptop to participate in an interactive classroom experience.

6:00PM
Optional evening activity

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

8:00AM–9:00AM
Check-in and Breakfast

9:00AM–9:30AM
Information Session from Student Health Services

9:30AM–11:00AM
Information Session from MD AWARE (Medical Student Developing Awareness, Wellbeing, and Resilience)

11:15AM–11:45AM
Information Session from the Office of Financial Aid

11:45AM–12:15PM
Overview of our Emergency Management Policy

12:15PM–1:15PM
Lunch on your own

1:15PM–2:15PM
Professional Identity Development: Hear about the joys and challenges of developing an identity as a physician.

2:15PM–3:30PM
Student Council Information Session and Student Panel

3:30PM–5:00PM
Information Session from the Office of Diversity Affairs

5:30PM
Wild Card Night: Choose from a variety of New York City adventures led and organized by members of the Orientation Committee.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

9:00AM–10:00AM
Family Welcome: Your family members learn about how you will spend your time at NYU School of Medicine.

10:30AM–12:30PM
White Coat Ceremony: Mark the start of your medical career by taking the stage to be cloaked in your first white coat in the presence of friends, family, and colleagues, followed by a light reception.

Friday, August 17, 2018

8:00AM–5:00PM
NYU ID Card: Pick up your NYUCard at the NYU Washington Square Campus.

6:00PM
Evening activity

Contact Us

The Office of Student Affairs oversees new student orientation and organizes Orientation Week events. For orientation-related questions or for assistance with adjusting to life at NYU School of Medicine, contact Rebecca Novick, student services coordinator, at 212-263-3930 or rebecca.novick@nyulangone.org.

Meet Our Student Orientation Committee

Current students are available to provide guidance and assistance throughout Orientation Week.

Medical Students Chatting at the White Coat Ceremony

White Coat Ceremony

Participate in an annual tradition that marks the beginning of your medical career.

Medical Students Smiling with Bouquet at White Coat Ceremony