Regional campus visits underway

December 8, 2016

During the campus visits, faculty meet with students to share advice about career choices.Photo By

A series of visits to regional campuses kicked off in November to enhance how IU School of Medicine operates as one school. Department chairs, clerkship directors and coordinators, and associate and assistant deans from Medical Student Education have embarked on the Medical Adventures Soaring to new Heights (MASH) bus tour to the campuses, joined by Dean Jay Hess and other executive and associate deans. As part of the daylong gatherings, faculty are sharing best practices and troubleshooting issues, and meeting with students to share advice about career choices. Leadership from local health care affiliates that host clerkship rotations also attend.

“These visits are a wonderful opportunity to spend time with our faculty and students, and get their firsthand feedback on how to make IU the best medical school possible,” said Dean Hess. “We are extremely fortunate to have so much talent and resources around the state devoted to preparing this next generation of physicians and scientists.”

So far, the tour has included Muncie, Fort Wayne and West Lafayette, with the balance of campus visits for this academic year occurring in the first quarter of 2017.