A mom of nine children, ages 8 to 20, Sarah Merrill earned her MD from Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine in Phoenix and is now beginning a seven-year residency program in neurological surgery at IU School of Medicine.
See, Test and Treat event will return to Indianapolis to provide essential medical services to dozens of patients, free of charge, with grant funding from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Foundation.
Neurodevelopmental disabilities resident Kristin Fauntleroy-Love, MBBS, MHA, is an advocate for minority patients and patients with disabilities. She shares the challenges she's overcome while pursuing her dream career in medicine.
As a medical student, Maya Merriweather founded Melanin is the New Medicine, LLC, with the goal of increasing diversity in the field. She was pleased to have matched with IU for residency because the OB-GYN department offered a well-rounded program, with training in all aspects of care. She knows, once her training is done and she begins practicing on her own, she’ll be prepared to handle any situation.
IU School of Medicine has many outstanding MD and PhD moms who achieve excellence in both career and family life. It isn’t always easy, but they manage with grace—and plenty of support. Here are some lessons learned from moms in medicine.
The first eight medical students started at IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute in 1971. The idea was to train new physicians on regional campuses throughout the state and keep them there to practice. And it’s working.