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Medical Alumni Weekend Schedule

MEdical Alumni Weekend Schedule — Day 1

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Registration is open from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the second floor foyer.

Alumni weekend participants at reception

Early Bird Reception

6:00–8:00 p.m.
Sheraton Keystone Crossing
Second Floor Foyer Suites 8, 9, 10

Mingle with classmates and fellow alumni in town early for Medical Alumni Weekend during an open-house-style reception at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing. The area surrounding the hotel, Keystone at the Crossing, offers numerous restaurants that take reservations. Consider joining us before or after dinner with your classmates.

$20/per person. Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine are included in admission. 

Local dining options
medical alumni weekend schedule — Day 2

Friday, May 17, 2024

Registration is open from 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the second floor foyer.

eskenazi hospital and green space surrounding the hospital

Tour Options (pick one)

Buses for both tours depart the Sheraton at 8:00 a.m. and return at 11:30 a.m.

Option A — Campus Walking Tour with a Faculty Lecture
Hop on a bus and head to campus for a tour and an IU School of Medicine faculty lecture. The tour includes stops at the anatomy lab, the surgical skills lab, and the Ruth Lilly Library.

Option B — Eskenazi Hospital (Formerly Wishard/Marion County General) Guided Walking Tour
Partnering with Indiana University School of Medicine, Eskenazi Health serves as the public hospital division of the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County. Eskenazi Hospital opened in 2013, replacing Wishard Memorial Hospital. 

Free admission

Dr. Richard Gunderman speaking

Welcome Reception with Faculty Presentation

Welcome Reception  
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing
Suites 8, 9, 10

Mingle with classmates and other Medical Alumni Weekend attendees prior to our faculty presentation.

Faculty Presentation — Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Light refreshments and snacks are provided. Complimentary admission.

About Dr. Gunderman
sidney friedman performs on stage in a tuxedo

Dinner and a Show

Reception:  6:30–7:00 p.m.
Buffet Dinner: 7:00–8:00 p.m. 
Mentalist: 8:00–9:00 p.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing
2nd Floor Foyer and Plaza A & B 

Mingle and dine with your fellow alumni prior to a performance by Sidney Friedman, the musical mentalist.

Sidney Friedman combines an intuitive gift with his exceptional musical ability, remarkable creative thinking and original insights about the mind; the result is a winning combination, making him one of the most sought-after corporate entertainers, party entertainers, speakers and trainers in the field of mind power.

Admission is $85 per person. Dinner, drinks and show are included in the cost. 

About Sidney Friedman
Medical Alumni Weekend Schedule — Day 3

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Registration is open from 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. on the second floor foyer.

a young group of diverse medical students pose outside

Breakfast and Student Panel

Hot Breakfast Buffet
7:30–9:00 a.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing
Clearwater Ballroom A & B

Student Panel

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Following breakfast, stay for an engaging and informative panel discussion with current IU medical students as they provide insights into what medical school is like today.

Complimentary admission.

four alumni share strawberry shortcake outside in a historic black and white photo

77th Annual Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon

Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon
11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing
Plaza A & B

Join us for the 77th 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.


10:45 a.m. — Doors Open
11:00 a.m. — Opening Remarks
11:15 a.m. — Lunch
12:30 p.m. — Program
1:30 p.m. — Conclusion

Admission is $15/per person. Free parking is available at the Sheraton's parking garage. Parking validation slips are provided at registration.

For questions regarding the luncheon, please contact Ryan Bowman at

About the Strawberry Shortcake Luncheon
sun shines on a rendering of the new building, clad in glass

Medical Education & Research Building and IU Health Hospital Update

1:30–3:30 p.m.
Sheraton at Keystone Crossing
Suites 8, 9, 10

Hear a presentation and view renderings of the new state-of-the-art facilities, which will transform how we train future generations of physicians while also providing our scientists with much-needed lab space to continue and expand their research focused on improving health.

Admission is complimentary. 

About the New Building
Two Alumni standing in front of a green bus

Bus Tour of Downtown Indianapolis and IU School of Medicine Campus

1:30–3:30 p.m.

Buses leave the Sheraton at 1:30 p.m. and return by 3:30 p.m.

three alumni at a celebration dinner lean in together for a photo

Reception and Class Dinners

Reception and Class Photos 
6:00–7:00 p.m.

Class Photos:
6:15 p.m. – 1972 - Suites 8, 9, 10
6:30 p.m. – 1973 – Suites 8, 9, 10
6:45 pm – 1974 – Suites 8, 9, 10

Class Dinners
7:00–9:00 p.m.

1984 – Plaza E
1983 – Plaza D 
1974 – Plaza C
1973 –Plaza B
1972 and earlier (Golden Reunion) - Plaza A