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Programs for Learners

Programs for Learners

At Indiana University School of Medicine, all learners on the path to becoming physicians, scientists and educators in academic medicine have support at every stage of their training. With partners throughout Indiana University and at the school’s nine campuses, learners can find support programs and resources.

Cross-Cultural Student Leadership Retreat

The Cross-Cultural Student Leadership Retreat provides an opportunity for new students to connect with each other, develop skills necessary for student success, and identify support systems across the IU School of Medicine community for the coming school year.


The Faculty-in-Residence program allows students to engage one-on-one with faculty members from diverse backgrounds and specialties. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn about different specialties, career pathways, research and departments.

Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS)

The Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS) Program at IU School of Medicine is two-year program designed to enhance the preparation and confidence of students to be successful in a medical curriculum. For more information, email

Residency Lunch and Learn

The Residency Lunch and Learn addresses diverse topics in 12 residency programs to demonstrate how medical specialties engage with diverse populations, eliminate myths about applying to residency programs, create bridges of communication between students and residency programs, and increase student knowledge about IU School of Medicine residency programs.

Medical Student Interests Groups

A variety of student interest groups with a focus on diversity and inclusion allow students to collaborate and advocate for a wide-range of perspectives and cultures at IU School of Medicine. Some student interest groups include American Medical Women Association (AMWA), IU School of Medicine Medical Alliance (LGBTQ focus), Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) and Student National Medical Association (focus on underserved communities).

Underrepresented in Medicine Residency Recruitment Program

The Underrepresented in Medicine Residency Recruitment Program provides funding to support second look visits to IU School of Medicine by prospective residents from backgrounds that qualify as underrepresented in medicine: African Americans and Hispanics/Latinos.

Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Elective Program

The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Elective Program is for fourth year medical students and qualified third year medical students from underrepresented backgrounds in medicine attending US medical schools (including US territories). This program increases awareness of opportunities in academic medicine and encourages students from diverse backgrounds to apply to IU School of Medicine’s residency program.

Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Residency Program

The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Residency Program provides residents who want to pursue a fellowship with the opportunity to spend time at IU School of Medicine facilities. This request must be initiated at least 90 days in advance of the requested start date. Early communication with the Program Director/Coordinator with which you desire to rotate is critical for approval.