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.
Slowing coronavirus requires more than robust testing. It takes a team of contact tracers to connect with people who test positive—one where IU School of Medicine's expertise in global health is crucial.
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.