MD Enrichment Programs in Fort Wayne
The medical education program in Fort Wayne offers family practice residency through the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program and Fort Wayne’s two large hospital systems, Lutheran Health Network and Parkview Regional Medical Center.
The summer Student Research Fellowship Program provides undergraduate, graduate and medical students with basic research skills and practical experience in conducting research independently. Students gain valuable experience assessing the validity of current clinical practice standards. Research methods and data analysis strategies are emphasized.
Concentration topic: Aging Studies
Advances in medical care and innovation make it possible for more individuals to live longer than ever before. However, long lifespans sometimes come with unique age-related diseases and conditions. This Scholarly Concentration prepares students to meet the critical public health need of understanding health care for aging and elderly populations.
Through this concentration, students will:
- Examine diagnosis methods and management of elderly patients with single or multiple chronic conditions
- Learn therapeutic approaches to aging patients based on changes in organ systems
- Explore socioeconomic factors and determinants in elderly health
- Study interprofessional management of broader issues related to elderly patients such as mental health, exercise, nutrition and more