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Match Day from Kenya: IU medical students bring global health experience into residency

For eight members of the IU School of Medicine Class of 2023, Match Day will be experienced from Eldoret, Kenya, where they are on medical rotations with AMPATH and learning about global health.

Laura Gates  |  Mar 13, 2023

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Shifting to Physician: Older MD students bring valuable life experiences into medical training

While entering medical school later in life has its challenges, most career shifters say the advantages are far greater. Medical students in their 30s or

Laura Gates  |  Feb 23, 2023

Michelle and Hyrum LaTurner and their children

'I finally get to do something that makes me feel alive'

Former South Chicago teacher Michelle LaTurner is now a first-year medical student in the newly launched Urban Medicine Program at IU School of Medicine—Northwest-Gary.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 22, 2023

Will Schneider and family

'Aim for it and keep pressing'

Will Schneider invested four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and begun a career in the investments industry. What

Laura Gates  |  Feb 22, 2023

Mark Westbroek in the lab

'I always felt like something was missing'

By the time he became a medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine—West Lafayette, Mark Westbroek had a PhD in medicinal chemistry and molecular

Laura Gates  |  Feb 22, 2023

Jennifer Watters and family

'Balancing medical school and family is doable'

Jennifer Watters graduated from high school around the same time many of her classmates at IU School of Medicine were born. A physical therapist with

Laura Gates  |  Feb 22, 2023

Mychael Spencer in white coat

Medical school has always been a dream

Teaching was meant to be temporary—a way to “give back” in honor of the teachers who saw Mychael Spencer's potential. After 10 years as an

Laura Gates  |  Feb 22, 2023

Terre Haute MD student Sarah Hopfer

'It's always the right time to become more oneself'

Sarah Hopfer, who is set to graduate from IU School of Medicine this May, logged 65 hours toward a PhD in English and taught first-year

Laura Gates  |  Feb 22, 2023

Jay Fiechter on the farm with his twin daughters

'I'm in planting season'

Former farmer Jay Fiechter, a second-year student at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne, begins his second career as an MD.

Laura Gates  |  Feb 22, 2023

Urban Medicine 2022 entering class

First cohort enters Urban Medicine program at IU School of Medicine-Northwest

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

Laura Gates  |  Jan 12, 2023