Erika Daley, an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, is hoping to pass these assurances along to a new generation of girls as she and other female orthopaedic surgeons at IU bring The Perry Initiative to Indianapolis.
Ten medical students matched into the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program on Friday, March 17. These students will join the department for training this summer.
Jonathan D. Walker, MD, has been an adjunct clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne for 26 years. Walker has been named the 2023 Physician Mentor of the Year, nominated by all four of the first-year medical students he is currently mentoring.
Graduates of the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Trauma fellowship overwhelmingly agree that the education they received prepared them to handle the demands of working in a Level 1 trauma center and made them more effective researchers.
Medical students in the Urban Medicine program at IU School of Medicine-Northwest benefit from the statewide MD curriculum offered at all campuses with an added emphasis on social determinants of health and elevating diversity, equity and inclusion in the context of urban, underserved patient populations.
There is an energy permeating through the Department of Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, with a new leader bringing an ambitious vision for how to advance an already strong department. Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS, FACS, became the eighth chair of the Department of Surgery in September, succeeding Gary Dunnington, M.D.
Bilimoria, the Jay L. Grosfeld Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery, is not new to IU. He graduated from IU School of Medicine in 2003 and has become a nationally revered physician-scientist in health care quality, innovation and policy.
Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, FACS, FASMBS, vice chair of education in the Department of Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine, and Brianne Nickel, MA, C-TAGME, clinical education leader within the department, recently began their terms as presidents of national surgical education associations. Dr. Stefanidis is the current president of the Association for Surgical Education and Nickel is the president of the Association of Residency Administrators in Surgery. Both will serve as presidents for a one-year term.
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.
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