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First-generation medical students gain support network at IU School of Medicine

The First Generation Committee at IU School of Medicine aims to foster a network of medical students, faculty and staff who identify as first-generation, meaning their parents did not have college degrees.

Laura Gates  |  Nov 03, 2021

In Their Words: Medical students share value of Scholarly Concentrations

Hear from IU School of Medicine students across the state who share their experiences in these Scholarly Concentrations: Urban Medicine and Health Care Disparities, Medical Education, Human Sexuality and Health, Health Integration and Healthy Aging, and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

IU School of Medicine  |  Oct 29, 2021

IU School of Medicine celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: Hurricane thrusts med student onto new path

Second-year medical student Doriann Alcaide Amador shares how Hurricane Maria redirected her from Puerto Rico to New York and, ultimately, to Indiana University School of Medicine. This is the final installment in a series of blog posts celebrating the Hispanic heritages of IU School of Medicine students.

Laura Gates  |  Oct 13, 2021

IU School of Medicine celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: Latino Medical Student Association president shares immigration experiences

Fourth-year medical student Alejandro Bolivar shares his experiences immigrating from Venezuela and finding his "familia" at Indiana University School of Medicine. This is the second installment in a series of blog posts celebrating the Hispanic heritages of IU School of Medicine students.

Laura Gates  |  Oct 08, 2021

MedSTAR fellowship fuels Indiana University medical student’s passion for research

Indiana University School of Medicine–Evansville student Emily Iannopollo, Class of 2023, is the first student at her campus to complete the MedSTAR fellowship. The research that was conducted during her fellowship culminated in her authoring a paper published in a respected medical journal with findings from her work in the field of Alzheimer’s disease.

IU School of Medicine  |  Oct 07, 2021

IU School of Medicine celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month: MD student learns resilience from her Puerto Rican family

For Rebecca Zapf-Pedraza, Class of 2022, resilience has been passed down through the generations. This is the first installment in a series of blog posts celebrating the Hispanic heritages of Indiana University School of Medicine students. For Hispanic Heritage Month, Zapf-Pedraza is hosting an intersectional event for members of the Student Alliance and Latino Medical Student Association.

Laura Gates  |  Sep 30, 2021

Student Aspires for Future in Global Surgery

Cassie Anderson is a second year student at the IU School of Medicine and was one of three students selected by the IU Center for Global Health as Slemenda Scholars in the summer of 2021. Anderson shares how the experience built on her previous research interest and impacted her view of global health.

Debbie Ungar  |  Sep 02, 2021

IUSM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Coalition

The IUSM DEI Coalition at IUSM strives to enhance IUSM’s efforts to increase representational diversity, improve the academic learning environment, and provide high-quality training in diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice for our medical students through an alliance of student leadership from organizations supported by the Office of Diversity Affairs at IUSM.

Experience an empowering space for LGBTQ+ STEM students with Graduate Out in STEM

Cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership and advocacy is the mission of Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (oSTEM) Incorporated, a national organization that empowers LGBTQ+ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically and professionally. Indiana University School of Medicine and IUPUI School of Science brought a chapter of the national organization to the Indianapolis campus in 2018, called Graduate Out in STEM (GoSTEM).

Jordan Lapsley  |  Aug 12, 2021

Slemenda Experience Reveals Roots of Global Health Interest

Joshua Matthews is one of three IU School of Medicine students selected as Slemenda Scholars this summer by the IU Center for Global Health. Matthews shares how this summer’s experience ties back to his childhood memories of AMPATH.

Debbie Ungar  |  Jul 30, 2021