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MD Enrichment Programs in Northwest-Gary
The IU School of Medicine Northwest-Gary campus offers more than 30 electives for fourth-year medical students, giving each student ample opportunity to pursue focused training in specific areas of interest. In addition to this flexibility for planning an individual program, students benefit from extensive support and guidance. Elective courses in both the basic sciences and clinical sciences are designed to widen the overall student experience in medical education. The electives portfolio also provides students with opportunities to strengthen areas of weakness and/or pursue subjects of special interest.
Concentration Topic: Urban Medicine and Health Care Disparities
This Scholarly Concentration provides students with an understanding of the historical and contemporary barriers that exist for the nation’s medically underserved in urban areas. Through coursework, students will investigate authentic cross-cultural and linguistic issues in health care and be able to demonstrate how sensitivity to such issues improves health care for all. Through scholarly project work, students will act as advocates by developing interventions to address or reduce health disparities.