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Bobby King is the director of development and alumni communications in the Office of Gift Development. Before joining the IU School of Medicine in 2018, Bobby was a reporter with The Indianapolis Star. Before that he was a reporter for newspapers in Kentucky, South Carolina and Florida.
This spring, more than 120 medical students offered to graduate early and join the frontline of a health care system grappling with a surge of patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. For those who served, their experiences in the clinic provided lasting lessons.
They preach social distancing, field calls from anxious business owners and help nursing homes track down protective equipment. For some IU School of Medicine graduates, this is what life looks like leading a local health department during a pandemic.