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Summer Clinical Experience
For some medical students following the successful completion of their first year, summer externships are available through IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Summer externships allow IU School of Medicine students extraordinary access to medical training in a hospital setting.
During the summer between first and second year, medical students in Muncie can participate in the Hospital Medical Education (HME) Program at Ball Memorial Hospital. This program includes two-week rotations in cardiology, family medicine, neonatology and surgery, and other focus areas. Rotations can be scheduled beginning in the second week of May through the beginning of the fall semester of the academic year. Participants are paid is $250/week and receive meal tickets redeemable at the hospital cafeteria.
Medical students in Muncie can participate locally in the Indiana AHEC Summer Observership Program between their first and second year. Students are assigned to observe physicians in different clinical settings. The program runs for four or eight weeks. A stipend of $1500 for the four week program and $3000 for the eight week program is provided.