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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.