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Medical Alumni Weekend

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Save the Date: Medical Alumni Weekend 2021

Take a moment and think about what stands out from your time at Indiana University School of Medicine.

It might be the anxiety you felt on the first day in the anatomy lab. Maybe it was always feeling just a little bit behind—no matter how much time you spent cramming. Perhaps it was the first patient you saw rounding. Or you recall the laughs and stories shared over a drink with your friends.

Now, you have the chance to return to the places and see the people that made those four years unforgettable. Mark your calendar and make plans for a jam-packed weekend to celebrate the anniversary of your graduation.


Hotel Information

Marriott Indianapolis North
3645 River Crossing Pkwy, Indianapolis, Indiana
Call the Marriott’s reservation line at (800) 228-9290 to book your room. Use the group code “IU School of Medicine alumni” to receive the IU rate of $145 plus taxes and fees.

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A recap from 2019 

Medical Alumni Weekend 

Event Schedule

Thursday, June 10 

Reception and MEDTalk

MEDTalk is a program comprised of short, powerful talks about the latest advances in medicine from Indiana University School of Medicine. They are delivered by IU's own innovators.

Our Summer 2020 MEDTalk featured presentations from two stellar IU scientists at the forefront of their fields—one in cancer research, another in neurologyand a fourth-year medical student with a riveting personal story. 2021 presenters will be announced at a later date.

Prior to MEDTalk mingle with fellow classmates during a reception. A buffet dinner is included in admission. Cash bar.

Watch MEDTalk 2020

Friday, June 11

Walking Tour of Campus

Hop on a bus and head to campus for a tour and an IU School of Medicine history lesson. The tour includes stops at the anatomy lab, the surgical skills lab, and the medical library. Following the tour, you will head to a classroom in Emerson Hall for a lecture by a TBD faculty member. Bus transportation provided to and from the Indianapolis Marriott North. Complimentary refreshments provided.

Faculty Presentation

Dean's Welcome Reception

Join Dean Jay Hess for a reception followed by a presentation by a faculty member. Complimentary refreshments provided.

Healthy Humorist

Back by popular demand is the comedian described as "Jerry Seinfeld with an MD." Licensed physician Brad Nieder, MD will entertain you with his PG-rated, medical-based comedy at an exclusive show for Medical Alumni Weekend attendees. Don't miss out on an enjoyable evening with friends.

Saturday, June 12

Breakfast & Presentation

Reconnect with classmates over breakfast prior of a TBD presentation.

Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon

Join us for the 74th annual Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon as we honor this year's recipients of the Distinguished Medical Alumni Award; George Sorrells, Jr., MD Community Physician Award; Early Career Achievement Award; and the Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., MD Distinguished Faculty Award. This time-honored tradition has been a highlight of Medical Alumni Weekend ever since IU physicians were first served the cream and crimson treat in 1947.

Bus Tour of the City and Campus

Oh, how campus has changed. Board a charter bus for a guided tour of campus and downtown Indianapolis.

Walking Tour of Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital

The state-of-the-art replacement for Wishard Hospital opened in 2013. Explore this gorgeous complex and learn how IU faculty members are partnering to improve the health of Indianapolis residents.

Individual Class Dinners

Reconnect with classmates over dinner. You and your classmates will gather for a reception prior to enjoying a three-course meal in a private room at the Indianapolis Marriott North or an area restaurant.