Medical service learning supplements and enhances medical education with real-world community engagement. All Indiana University School of Medicine students have an opportunity to participate in a broad range of service learning experiences, including curricular and co-curricular programs. Through service programs, educators and mentors emphasize medical students’ responsibility to serve as advocates for the health and well-being of the community.
Each IU School of Medicine campus offers different medical service learning opportunities for the local community, and these innovative experiences are part of a larger organization and commitment that encompasses all elements of the school’s medical education program. As one of the largest cities in Indiana, Fort Wayne offers a wealth of service opportunities in community health, low-income assistance and more.