South Bend

Medical Service Learning

Medical students at the South Bend campus, in collaboration with all of IU School of Medicine campuses, are encouraged to engage in medical service learning experiences as members of the community. South Bend offers a variety of service learning opportunities, including the Navari Student Outreach Clinic. This student outreach clinic operates on Saturday mornings to serve the health care needs of low-income and uninsured residents in South Bend while helping medical students advance their clinical and administrative skills. This active participation in community health care, under the supervision of licensed physician-instructors, provides a meaningful service experience directly related to medical training.

Local Programs

When initiating the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, students established a dual mission that focuses on delivering high quality care to the South Bend community and enriching student educational experiences. Driven by IU School of Medicine-South Bend student and faculty volunteers as well as community support, the clinic serves the health care needs of  uninsured and underserved South Bend populations.