The medical service learning program at IU School of Medicine is an essential and stimulating aspect of student education and medical training at all levels. These programs are structured learning experiences that actively engage students, physicians, faculty and community members in a dynamic partnership that intentionally connects community-identified concerns with institutional learning objectives. Each structured learning experience in the medical service learning program has a community partner and includes an orientation, service experience and post-experience reflection component.
Medical Service Learning
Connect with IU School of Medicine for opportunities to get involved with community engagement and service learning programs.
IU School of Medicine offers three types of community-based learning:
- Curricular: Structured service learning experiences are offered through electives, courses and Global Health programs in Kenya, Honduras, Mexico and other locations. Curricular service learning programs may be credit or non-credit-bearing and are included as part of the student’s academic record.
- Co-curricular: Future physicians contribute to local communities through IU School of Medicine’s Medical Student Service Group (MSSG) initiatives. These project-based, structured community service experiences are student-led and align with institutional learning objectives. Additionally, serving as a member of the Medical Student Service Group (MSSG) provides students with leadership experiences in community engagement and service.
- Community service: Faculty, staff and students of IU School of Medicine deepen their commitment to civic, corporate and social responsibility by providing direct community service.
Co-Curricular Programs at Statewide Campuses
BloomingtonFor information about medical service learning programs in Bloomington, contact Mark Bauman, MD.
EvansvilleFor information about medical service learning programs in Evansville, contact Keith L Powers, PhD.
Fort WayneFor information about medical service learning programs in Fort Wayne, contact Gina Bailey.
IndianapolisFor information about medical service learning programs in Indianapolis, contact Antwione Haywood, PhD.
MuncieFor information about medical service learning programs in Muncie, contact Hanna DelaGardelle
Northwest-GaryFor information about medical service learning programs in Gary, contact Dawn Ilgenfritz.
South BendFor information about medical service learning programs in South Bend, contact Kristina Borger.
Terre HauteFor information about medical service learning programs in Terre Haute, contact Peter Duong, PhD or Ashley Holt.
West LafayetteFor information about medical service learning programs in West Lafayette, contact Jayne Rayman.
Support Medical Service Learning
Financial gifts to the IU School of Medicine medical service learning program support community-based learning in the classroom as well as faculty enhancement and student-led initiatives that directly benefit the community. Service learning funds support the sustainability of statewide programs to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to participate in a broad range of service-learning experiences, including curricular and co-curricular programs, and that tomorrow’s physicians embrace their public responsibility as advocates for the health and well-being of the community.