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Medical Service Learning

Medical students at the South Bend campus—along with all other eight IU School of Medicine locations—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 healthcare 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 course content.

Local Programs

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