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Impaired Student Program

The Impaired Medical Student Program provides students with appropriate educational experiences relating to substance abuse problems.

A treatment component of the program, administered by the Indiana State Medical Association’s Commission on Physician Assistance, permits a student to seek help confidentially.

Referrals to the Commission can be self-generated or made by concerned faculty, friends, or family members. A report to the School is made only in the event the student does not comply with the treatment plan.

The program coordinator of the Physician Assistance Program is Candace Backer, ACSW. The phone numbers to call are (317) 261-2060 or (800) 257-4762.