Seven Ways to Get Involved
Perhaps you had a mentor or someone else who helped you along the path to becoming a physician. Now, you can do the same. Opportunities to mentor IU School of Medicine students exist at all nine statewide campuses. Your perspective can serve as the foundation for coaching small groups of students. By giving six hours a year, you can help mold those who will follow in your footsteps.
The simplest way to give back? Share a snippet of advice. Share some words of encouragement or rules to live by for members of the Class of 2021 to find tucked in a pocket at our annual White Coat Ceremony. You can fill out an online form or we’ll send you a card to provide a handwritten note. Either way, your pearl will reach a first-year medical student.
IU School of Medicine relies on alumni and other physicians throughout Indiana to train students during their third- and fourth-year clinical rotations. As the school continues to grow the medical education program at all campuses, more alumni who are willing to welcome students into their practice are needed to teach them introductory clinical skills.
The bonds forged during medical school are unique and lasting. Reunions provide a wonderful opportunity to reconnect and reminisce. IU School of Medicine reconvenes alumni beginning at the 25-year reunion and every five years after. Working with five to ten classmates, you can help plan these events and recruit friends to attend. Regardless of where you live, you can help.
We all know IU School of Medicine-educated physicians who are making a lasting impact. The Indiana University School of Medicine Alumni Association wants to honor these worthy alumni and faculty for their vital work. We encourage you to submit a nomination for any of the four awards: Distinguished Medical Alumni Award; Early Career Achievement Award; the Glenn W. Irwin Jr, MD, Distinguished Faculty Award; and the George W. Sorrells Jr, MD, Community Physician Award.
You can lend your voice to guide the future of the IU School of Medicine Alumni Association. Serving on the board entails meeting three Saturdays a year in Indianapolis as a representative from one of the nine campuses or in an at-large role. Submit your name if you would like to learn more. The nominating committee meets annually to consider candidates.
Attend one of nearly 20 social events hosted by the IU School of Medicine Alumni Association in your community. Whether its beer tasting, a jazz festival or a reception at a national meeting, these events provide a fun way to build friendships among alumni far and wide.