All students are encouraged to engage in medical service learning experiences as members of the community. Through service experiences, educators and mentors emphasize medical students’ responsibility to serve as advocates for the health and well-being of the community. A broad range of service learning experiences are available statewide, and these curricular and co-curricular programs supplement and enhance medical education with real-world community engagement.
Each IU School of Medicine campus offers different medical service learning opportunities for the local community, and these innovative experiences are part of a larger organization and commitment that encompasses all elements of the school’s medical education program. Service learning programs at IU School of Medicine-Bloomington emphasize public health, medical Spanish and health education.