With teaching faculty engaged in advanced medical research, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute is paving the way for therapies in acute and chronic diseases, for the scientific assessment of alternative medicine, for interventions in community health, and more. Medical students here benefit from the guidance of basic scientists and community physicians while learning foundational sciences, through clinical clerkships and directed public-health research.
Many of the school’s research labs are located in Holmstedt Hall. Additional research is conducted off-site in the community with various collaborators.
Summer Research Programs for Students
This program offers a summer experience for students interested in rural family medicine, particularly targeting underserved populations in Indiana. Medical students who are enrolled in medical school in the United States during the summer between their first and second year of medical school are eligible to apply. Participants in the Summer Hoosier Rural Preceptorship receive a stipend and hands-on training at various rural sites.
The Appalachian Preceptorship is a program of East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine Department of Family Medicine. Students in this program benefit from hands-on access to rural primary care practiced in a manner sensitive to the culture. Students participate in one week of didactic sessions on the ETSU campus and spend three weeks with a rural physician practicing in an Appalachian community.