Foster a lifelong commitment to community service for all IUSM students through innovative service-learning experiences.
Serve as a statewide resource to stimulate, facilitate, and coordinate the application of service-learning concepts and experiences at all IUSM campuses.
All IUSM students have an equal opportunity to participate in a broad range of service-learning experiences, including curricular and co-curricular programs.
All students (tomorrow’s physicians) embrace their public responsibility as advocates for the health and well-being of the community. Each IUSM campus offers a distinctive approach to service-learning, adapted to reflect the unique resources on each campus.
In the mid 1990s, Patricia A. Keener, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and a highly respected expert in community-based medicine, had a vision of revolutionizing the medical school curriculum by expanding it to include out-of-the-classroom service-learning experiences to allow medical students the opportunity to learn more about the communities and individuals that they would eventually serve as future health care professionals. READ MORE