UTMB School of Medicine Admissions & Recruitment SOM MD Student Orientation SOM MD Virtual Orientation Save the DateJuly 8 – 10 20202020 Virtual Orientation School of Medicine – MD Program FAQs Virtual Orientation - 2020 - FAQs Is Orientation mandatory? Yes, orientation is mandatory. How do I participate in orientation? You will receive an email with information on how to access orientation. Orientation will be completely virtual and via Zoom. If I am unable to attend Orientation due to an emergency, who do I contact? You may contact Dr. Norma Pérez, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org Will we need to come to campus for orientation? Orientation is completely virtual, but you may access campus with a prior appointment. Will attendance be taken for each activity? Yes, administration will take attendance for each session. Can I invite my family to orientation? Orientation is scheduled for students only. Who do I contact if I have trouble logging into Blackboard? You may contact Mr. Joshua Archibald at email@example.com I have not received my VPN log in, who can I contact? Your VPN log in is the same as your UTMB login. Who can help me with log in issues? You may contact the IS Helpdesk at (409) 772-5200 for any login issues. I am logged into Zoom, but I cannot see or hear anything, who can I contact? You may contact Ms. Berengaria Navarre at firstname.lastname@example.org. Will I need to complete the COVID-19 questionnaire before Orientation; July 8th? Yes, you will need to complete the questionnaire and review the return to campus instructions before July 8 or a HOLD will be placed on your record. When is the deadline for the All Schools Online Orientation? You have until July 7 to complete the Online Orientation or a HOLD will be placed on your record. How do I access the Online Orientation? You will log in to the Online Orientation using your UTMB credentials. If you need help remembering your credentials, you will need to contact Information Services at (409) 772-5200. Click here to access the Online Orientation. If you have any technical issues while completing Online Orientation, please contact Student Life at email@example.com or (409) 772-1996. Where can I find the schedule for orientation? The schedule is available in Blackboard, SOM website, and Dr. Perez will send it via email. If I wish to review what was presented in Orientation, will there be access to recordings? All Zoom Orientation sessions will be recorded and uploaded in Blackboard. What if I am interested in learning about more than one Dual Degree Program? These sessions will be recorded and uploaded in Blackboard where you are able to view at your leisure. Will I be able to ask a question during orientation? Yes, you will be able to submit questions during the Zoom sessions. How do I get an ID Badge? Photo sessions will be scheduled during META (for those living locally) and in August for those waiting to arrive for GAR. Student Affairs will request badges and distribute when ready. More details with scheduled times will be sent in a separate email. When are we taking our photos for our badges? You will receive an email from Ms. Valerie Carmichael with your photo shoot schedule. Do I have to wear a mask if I am coming onto campus? It is mandatory that you always wear a mask and that you practice social distancing. Virtual Orientation Schedule Access to Blackboard: Click here.