Fort Wayne

MD Education

Faculty at the IU School of Medicine Fort Wayne campus are physician and PhD educators who are expert instructors in the fields of medical biochemistry, anatomy, histology, cell biology, embryology, microbiology, immunology, physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience. Three part-time faculty serve as course directors for Foundations for Clinical Practice, Introduction to Clinical Medicine II and as the Clerkship Director. Eight tenured full-time faculty teach the first- and second-year curriculums. Additionally, approximately 90 local physicians assist with specialized lectures and serve as preceptors for first- and second-year students.

Students at this campus also benefit from the proximity to the three Lutheran Health Network hospitals and the two Parkview Regional Medical Center hospitals and other reputable clinical care facilities. The clinical education portion of the IU School of Medicine MD curriculum, including third- and fourth-year clerkships and electives in Fort Wayne, are held at these patient care facilities.

The third-year academic program offers clerkship opportunities in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Specialty in Surgery (Trauma, Urology, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Cardiovascular, ENT, Transplant) and an elective.

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