Spring 2022 Important Information

Spring 2022

Welcome to the new year and Spring semester! 

We are excited for what the new year has to bring.  But our communities are still contending with all-time high numbers of COVID cases.  Returning to in person classes and campus life requires all of us to make sure we keep our campus safe. The Omicron variant is highly contagious, and we need to remind you about expectations to stay safe and healthy. We don’t want you to get sick.

  • The best precaution against COVID-19 is vaccination.  Stay informed about how to get vaccinated and boosted.  FSU Resources
  • You are expected to wear face coverings like an N95 or KN95 mask, or double your face masks on campus, especially indoors and in classes.
  • Maintain a safe social distance, and if you do not feel well, contact your instructor, get tested for COVID, and follow the isolation guidelines

IMS Attendance and Participation Policy: In person and Flex

The safety of the campus community is our utmost priority. As future health professionals, IMS students are expected to demonstrate engagement and professionalism including class attendance and participation.

  • If you are sick, notify your instructor and do not report to campus. Use the Daily Wellness Check on https://my.fsu.edu if you are not feeling well or if you have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19.
  • Attendance is required for IMS seminars and capstone courses.
  • Participation is expected and required. 
  • In person attendance is expected for classes that are coded in person. Take responsibility for your schedule: Check your registration to ensure you know your course designations. 
  • Keep your cameras open when attending any Flex IMS seminar or capstone courses remotely. Open cameras demonstrate your participation, and your attendance will only be counted if you have your camera open. You must discuss any circumstances affecting your attendance and open camera with your instructor prior to any class.  No exceptions. Read your course syllabus for IMS attendance and participation policies.

Abide by all health and safety precautions and be mindful for each other’s health when attending classes in person. Wear face coverings, maintain social distance, and use the sanitization stations in your classrooms. 

Your safety, health, learning, and future are our highest priority.  We, your Deans, have all the confidence in you to perform at your best, engage in your work, and meet these modest requirements and expectations. 

As always, contact your instructors, advisors, and us if you have any questions or concerns.  Good luck this semester!  Go IMS! Go Noles!

 

The IMS Dean’s Office and Leadership

 


Academic Integrity and Honor Policy
Since the beginning of the pandemic, and changes in course delivery, the University has seen an a unusually high number of Academic Honor Code violations.   Academic Honor Code violations have serious consequences for your future.  
FSU expects all students to act responsibly and abide by the Academic Honor Policy. Violation of the Academic Honor Policy may result in academic sanctions such as receiving a failing assignment or course grade, such as additional academic work, a reduced grade for the assignment, reduced grade (including "F") for the course, or other educational activities designed to improve future educational outcomes.
Learn more about the Academic Honor Policy by visiting this webpage.

IMS Experiential Learning

Updated Message (Effective August 1, 2020)
Between June 2 and July 31, 2020, IMS was only accepting virtual activities for EL hours, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. For the fall semester, we have updated our policy. Please know that IMS reserves the right to update the policy again if necessary, as updates related to COVID-19 become available. Our top priority is the health and safety of our students and our communities. For this reason, we still strongly recommend and prefer that you continue engaging in virtual/remote activities for EL hours. 
If you find an in-person activity (beginning August 1) that cannot be completed virtually/remotely, and you feel safe and comfortable engaging in the activity (i.e. you are taking necessary safety precautions and the location is following CDC guidelines), that in-person activity can be considered for EL hours IF you complete and sign an IMS COVID-19 Liability Release Form. This form is accessible on the EL Request form in the EL Database. On the EL Request form, if you indicate that your activity is not virtual/remote, you will be prompted to complete and sign the Liability Release form. You will need to download it, fill it out, sign it, and save it to your computer, and then upload it to the EL request form. You will not be able to submit your EL request for in-person activities without a signed release form. 


Old Message (effective Summer 2020)
Per the Office of the Provost in-person/on-site EL activities cannot be approved at this time. The deadline for completing the Experiential Learning Hour requirement for the 2019-2020 Academic Year has been extended to Friday, December 11, 2020.


Campus Updates

FSU COVID Resources – https://news.fsu.edu/tag/coronavirus/

FSU COVID for Students - https://news.fsu.edu/coronavirus/students/

IT Support https://news.fsu.edu/announcements/2020/03/24/adobe-and-ibm-offering-free-temporary-access-to-applications/

Florida State Anywhere https://undergrad.fsu.edu/florida-state-anywhere

Return to Student Life Guide https://studentaffairs.fsu.edu/virtualfsu/student-life/ 

 
 

Student Support Services at FSU

Resources Link: https://news.fsu.edu/announcements/covid-19/2020/03/26/need-a-little-extra-support-fsu-distance-campus-can-help/.

Department Links:

Department

Website

Contact

IMS Advising/Student Affairs

https://med.fsu.edu/imsDegree/home

imsadvising@med.fsu.edu

Office of Case Management Services

https://dsst.fsu.edu/cms

casemanagement@fsu.edu

Academics & Tutoring

https://ace.fsu.edu/tutoring/course-based-tutoring-learning-studio

 

Department of Student Support & Transitions

https://dsst.fsu.edu/

dsst@fsu.edu

 

Office of Accessibility Services

https://dsst.fsu.edu/oas

oas@fsu.edu

Oas-testing@fsu.edu

Victim Advocate Program

https://dsst.fsu.edu/vap

slullcastillo@fsu.edu

Office of Withdrawal Services

https://dsst.fsu.edu/withdrawal

withdrawal-services@fsu.edu

Tallahassee and Community Services Updates

Leon County Emergency Information Portal  http://www2.leoncountyfl.gov/ei/

211 Big Bend 24 Hour Support Hotline www.211bigbend.org

Florida Department of Health www.FLHealth.gov/COVID-19

Medical and health professional programs are aware that universities may be adopting pass/fail grading policy or option during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Programs will make their policies public as they make their decisions whether or not to accept pass/fail grades.   
Consult program websites and professional association sites for details. Here is a convenient link from our professional association partners at the National Association of Advisors for Health Professions: https://www.naahp.org/public-resources/covid-hplinks

Academic Integrity and Honor Policy
Since the beginning of the pandemic, and changes in course delivery the University has seen an a unusually high number of Academic Honor Code violations.   Academic Honor Code violations have serious consequences for your future.  
FSU expects all students to act responsibly and abide by the Academic Honor Policy. Violation of the Academic Honor Policy may result in academic sanctions such as receiving a failing assignment or course grade, such as additional academic work, a reduced grade for the assignment, reduced grade (including "F") for the course, or other educational activities designed to improve future educational outcomes.
Learn more about the Academic Honor Policy by visiting this webpage.

Coronavirus Update: We encourage students to utilize our online Zoom advising services during the Spring 2022 term. For assistance please email us at IMSadvising@med.fsu.edu, and a member of our team will respond to you to answer your question via email or to set up an advising appointment. 

Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences Degree

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS) B.S. Degree Program is to educate students who aspire to enter a health profession. The IMS Degree Program’s rigorous science core curriculum, individualized advising, experiential service learning, and developmental seminar and capstone course sequence enables its majors to reach their potential academically and personally, to determine a career path best suited for them, and to develop the skills, attitudes, and acumen to attain their career goals.

The degree includes health care career exploration through the IMS Experiential Service Learning Seminars series and Senior Capstone course. Students may pursue individual specialized and pre-professional interests with any of the three major options - Clinical Professions Major, Community Patient Care Major, or Health Management, Policy and Information Major - to help prepare for entry into professional training programs or become part of the healthcare workforce. 

Career choices in healthcare include professional schools for medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, or physician assistant, or working in health related nonprofit organizations, governmental and community agencies, medical records, patient education, geriatric care settings, diagnostic laboratories, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry, medical and wellness facilities, and businesses.

Although housed in the College of Medicine the curriculum is delivered by seven (7) colleges at FSU. In addition to the College of Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Human Sciences, the College of Communication and Information, the College of Nursing, the College of Social Science and Public Policy, and the College of Social Work are IMS degree program partners.

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