MD Enrichment Programs in West Lafayette
After students complete the first year of medical school, they can participate in Summer Emergency Room Shadowing. In this program, when the hosting physician is on duty, the student is, too! This paid eight-week experience is available for several first-year students in a local emergency rooms. In this program, participating students are assigned full-time to one of the physicians in an apprentice-like situation.
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.
Concentration Topic: Care of Hispanic/Latino Patients
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