Before You Arrive For Orientation

FAU medical students taking group selfie in front of the Schmidt College of Medicine building in Boca Raton, FL

Please review the Orientation links on this page, including the most recent schedule for the week. It is your responsibility to use the provided Orientation Checklist to ensure that all forms are turned in, all fees are paid, and all deadlines are met. We encourage you to visit this page often for updates and additions prior to Orientation Week. The Office of Student Affairs will be e-mailing you to let you know of any special additions to the page that may require your immediate attention.

Click on each topic for more information:

M1 Compliance Documents and Checklist

Before you arrive on campus for Orientation, you are required to complete certain compliance requirements. It is very important that all requirements are submitted by the listed deadlines. If the compliance requirements listed in your Orientation checklist are incomplete by the due date listed, a hold will be placed on your registration, you will not be able to attend classes or clinical activities, and financial aid disbursements will be delayed until you have met all compliance requirements. We have contracted with a third party, Complio, where you will be able to access all of your Year 1 compliance documents. You will be receiving an email from the Office of Student Affairs, during the second week of May with instructions about how to access these documents in Complio.

Important Dates
  • Friday, June 2, 2023 – Residency Forms due
  • Friday, June 16, 2023 – White Coat Order Forms due
  • Friday, June 16, 2023 – Final Official Transcripts due
  • Friday, June 30, 2023 – Pre-orientation compliance requirements due
  • Friday, July 7, 2023 – Complete VARK Inventory Survey and Health & Disability Insurance
  • Friday, July 14, 2023 – Accept your financial aid award package before this date
  • Monday, July 31, 2023 - Friday, August 4, 2023 – M1 Orientation Week
  • Friday, August 4, 2023 – White Coat Ceremony
White Coat Ceremony
On the afternoon of August 4th, the final day of Orientation, you will be formally welcomed into the practice of medicine at the White Coat Ceremony. More information will be coming, stay tuned!

Save the Date
Official Transcripts

You are required to submit an official final transcript from every college attended in the US or Canada. All transcripts are to be directed to the College of Medicine Admissions Office. These transcripts are required to complete your official student record at matriculation.

Most transcripts can be ordered from your school online. Please request them now, don't delay! All transcripts must arrive in the Office of Admissions no later than June 16, 2023.

Failure to meet this deadline may result in delayed matriculation.

Please send transcripts to FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Admissions Office, 777 Glades Road, ME-104, Office #235, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Medical Student Handbook
Financial Aid Information
Office of Medical Student Financial Aid

Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid with any questions or concerns you may have at
During Orientation Week you will meet your faculty advisors along with the students in your group. To help us get to know you, we ask that you submit a short bio sketch through our  BioSketch Form . This information is not used for assignment purposes or to match student interests within groups. Assignments are done randomly.
M1 Academic Orientation Materials & Learning Inventory

Please review academic materials before Orientation Week.

On-Campus and Off-Campus Housing
Student Accessibility Resources
Students who require accommodations from  Student Accessibility Services   must first submit an application for support services to Florida Atlantic University and be accepted. Please follow the steps provided by Student Accessibility Services to ensure your application is approved on-time and your appropriate accommodations are determined.
Opening Your MyFAU Student Account

To open your MyFAU account, follow the instructions at

Spend some time becoming familiar with the various tabs and features and update your account with your current contact information. If you need help, contact the MyFAU helpdesk at  or call 561-297-3999. You can also contact the helpdesk at their toll-free number 866-885-8325.

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-4828