IU School of Medicine is committed to establishing an organizational culture in which differences—including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation and other physical abilities and qualities—are present and highly valued and where all people are inspired, supported and encouraged to fully participate in the rich environment of this academic institution.
1: Programs for medical students
2: Programs for graduate students
3: Programs for residents and fellows
4: Programs for faculty
5: Programs for staff
The Collective, Man-to-Man, and Woman-to-Woman 1,2,3,4,5
These events allow safe spaces for critical dialogue, networking, and emotional, mental and physical safety and are created for students, residents, fellows, faculty, staff and community healthcare providers. The Collective happens in the fall, and gender-targeted events occur in the spring.
Cross-Cultural Student Success Retreat 1
Longitudinal pre-orientation event dedicated to preparing students for academic, social and professional success during their time at IU School of Medicine. An event open to all, this retreat is focused on providing unity and solidarity for student populations underrepresented in medicine and biomedical research. During this retreat, there will be tailored programming to meet the needs of first, second and third-year students. This event provides an opportunity for students to connect with each other, develop skills and strengthen relationships with support systems at IU School of Medicine.
SNMA/Aesculapian Society Mixer 1,2,3,4,5
The Student National Medical Association/Aesculapian Medical Society Mixer brings together trainees, faculty, staff and community health care providers from across the city of Indianapolis. In partnership with the Aesculapian Medical Society, this event serves as a safe space, networking event for minoritized trainees, faculty and professionals. In addition to IU School of Medicine, this event welcomes trainees, faculty and staff from health training programs throughout Indianapolis.
Medical students interest groups 1
A variety of student interest groups with a focus on diversity and inclusion allow students to collaborate and advocate for a wide-range of perspectives and cultures at IU School of Medicine. Some student interest groups include American Medical Women Association (AMWA), IU School of Medicine Medical Alliance (LGBTQ+ focus), Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), Medical Spanish (MS), Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS), Student Outreach Clinic (SOC) and Student National Medical Association (SNMA).