MD Enrichment Programs in West Lafayette
After students complete the first year of medical school, they can participate in this program during the summer. When the hosting physician is on duty, the student is, too! This paid eight-week experience is available for several students in local emergency rooms.
Through a partnership with Purdue University, medical students in West Lafayette who are interested in pursuing a combined degree—such as MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA and MD/MS—while attending IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette can adjust the traditional course of the MD program to earn the second degree alongside the MD. Admission in the dual degree program requires admission to both schools.
In this Scholarly Concentration, medical students develop their understanding and application of biomedical engineering for the ethical design, development and translation of medical and related technologies. Students have opportunities to understand and advance design and translation of medical and related technologies into clinical settings through completion of a scholarly project. This concentration is a partnership with Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.
With numerous Hispanic and Latino patients in the United States, the need for culturally-sensitive medical care is vital. This Scholarly Concentration prepares students to meet this need by providing opportunities to:
- Understand and apply culturally appropriate medical care
- Improve Spanish-speaking fluency
- Use Spanish in a clinical setting
- Improve medical care for Hispanic/Latino populations