Incoming Students Orientation

We are so excited that you’ve all chosen to spend your next four years here at Pritzker on the South Side of Chicago!

As your Orientation Co-Chairs, we are here to make sure you’re prepared for the exciting events we have planned this year for Orientation (and you thought the fun ended with Revisit...). This year, Orientation begins Thursday, August 1, 2019 in the morning and will conclude on Monday, August 5, 2019 with classes starting the following day. This is the first of three mailings designed to smooth your transition into medical school. They will include information on things like housing, classes, life at Pritzker, and immunizations. We encourage you to take the time to go through each mailing as there will be some tasks required of you all. You can also find the mailing materials on the orientation website:

While the mailings will have some action items, they should not be stressful. So please reach out to us if you have any concerns or need clarity on any tasks at our shared email:

  Here is an overview of what you will find in this mailing:
  • A welcome letter from our White Coat Ceremony Co-Chairs
  • A white coat sizing chart
  • Information about our four Pritzker societies and a greeting from our eight
    MS22 Pritzker Orientation Society Ambassadors—all of whom would love to
    answer your questions about medical school, housing, and much more!
  • A housing flyer with helpful online resources and a link to the MS23 roommate
    finder Google document
  • A fun summer reading list from the Pritzker Book Club - for your enjoyment
     and not required!
   • Chicago’s summer festival guide (in case you are in town early and looking for
      some fun activities!)
   • A list of hotel accommodations for family and friends for orientation weekend
   • Information about student disability services
   • Immunization requirements

  Some important dates to keep in mind:
June 3 - Due date for white coat invitation addresses and sizes (online survey)
July 1 - Due date for immunization forms

We look forward to seeing all of you at Orientation on August 1st! Our class is SUPER excited to meet all of you and welcome you into our community. And please (please) feel free to reach out to us at any time if you have any questions or concerns. If you’re in the city during the summer, let us know - we’d love to meet up!

  Your 2019 Orientation Co-Chairs,
Dru Brenner               Dar Nwaudo             Helen Wei
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