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Updates in IUSM Undergraduate Medical Education

Skill Session Volunteers Needed

Filed under: Education Matters — Butch Humbert on May 26, 2015 @ 11:04 am

The School of Medicine is seeking volunteer instructors to facilitate a technique-focused, procedural skills training day for our incoming 3rd year medical students. The objective is to educate all 340+ incoming 3rd year students about common procedural skills before they are encountered during various clinical experiences throughout the state.

This year’s event will happen June 9th, at the Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall (Suite 4100). Volunteer instructors are needed to teach peripheral IV access, airway management, arterial puncture, and Foley catheter insertion. We are looking for faculty, resident and inter-professional instructors from various departments within the School of Medicine and other units on campus to assist with this training effort.

Please consider assisting us in this once-a-year endeavor. The preferred time commitment is at least a four hour block either in the morning (8a-12n) or the afternoon (1p-5p). Educational materials, structure of the sessions, materials, etc. will be provided. Your involvement will make this effort that much more successful for both teachers and learners.

We are happy to address your questions. If you are interested in participating in this event please email Rhonda Kelly at Please, indicate the skills station(s) that you would be willing to help with as well as the preferred time (am or pm). Thank you for your support of undergraduate medical education at IUSM.

Best Regards,

Alan P. Ladd, MD (

Butch Humbert, MD (

Cory Pitre, MD (


Service Learning in Medical Education

Filed under: Education Matters — guestblogger on May 18, 2015 @ 12:57 pm

The following was provided by Lisa Christy, in the Office of Medical Student Affairs,

The IU School of Medicine has always prided itself on its ability to not only train excellent physicians, residents and fellows, but also in its ability to be a part of the surrounding communities and make a difference in the lives of people across the city, state and the world. Through efforts such as, IU Student Outreach Clinics, Global Health and many other programs, our school has been able to affect change in the lives of thousands of people. (more…)

New CCSC Course Equivalency Guidelines

Filed under: Policy Points — aladd on May 13, 2015 @ 11:48 am

New Course Equivalency Guideline with Credit Hour Assignments and Contact Hour Targets to Take Effect Academic Year 2015-2016

As was discussed and approved at the March 2015 and May 2015 meetings, the following guidelines address LCME standard 8.7 (Comparability of Education/Assessment): “A medical school ensures that the medical curriculum includes comparable educational experiences and equivalent methods of assessment across all locations within a given course and clerkship to ensure that all medical students achieve the same medical education program objectives.”

The first of these are the (more…)

Video Management Webinar

Filed under: Technology Matters — Lorie Shuck on May 7, 2015 @ 5:17 pm

The following information is provided by our partners in the Learning Technologies division of University Information Technology Services 

Kaltura is a cloud-based video management system for storing, publishing, and streaming videos, video collections, and other media. The system integrates with Canvas and Oncourse, allowing faculty and students to create, upload, and share multimedia content with ease. Ideal for any class structure, Kaltura expands the reach and impact of traditional, web-enhanced, hybrid, flipped, and fully online courses.

With Kaltura, instructors can (more…)

Student Duty Hour Policy

Filed under: Policy Points — guestblogger on April 30, 2015 @ 1:03 pm

As was approved at the April CCSC meeting, the following is an update to the Student Duty Hour Policy.  It has been included in the UME Policies as well as in the MSA Student Handbook, and will be disseminated to students through MSA.

Student Duty Hour Policy

This policy is intended to address student duty hours while on clinical rotations (including on-call) at the Indiana University School of Medicine affiliate hospitals and clinical facilities. It is intended to maximize student learning opportunities while balancing their need for clinical experience and exposure. (more…)

SRPAM: expanding biomedical research opportunities for IUSM medical students

Filed under: Research Matters — guestblogger on April 24, 2015 @ 3:59 pm

The following is a guest post by Nadia Carlesso, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics and of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Director of the IUSM  Student Research Program in Academic Medicine.2

Forty-eight students from the IU school of Medicine will be engaged this summer in performing biomedical research at the bench through the Student Research Program in Academic Medicine (SRPAM).

For thirty years, the Indiana University School of Medicine    (IUSM) has provided medical students with opportunity to actively engage in research activities during the summer. Reinvigorating the program in 2008 with a new name SRPAM, I have focused on a mission to involve as many medical students in the outstanding research opportunities in our School at the end of their first year on campus. (more…)

New Adobe Connect version coming soon

Filed under: Technology Matters — Lorie Shuck on April 17, 2015 @ 4:47 pm

A new version of Adobe Connect for videoconferencing is coming Saturday, May 9th, 2015. This new version features enhancements to screen and whiteboard sharing.  (more…)

Indiana Autism Needs Assessment Survey

Filed under: Research Matters — guestblogger on March 30, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

Please consider participating in and distributing this information.

HANDS in Autism continues to disseminate the Indiana Autism Needs Assessment Survey as well as conduct individual interviews with families as well as focus groups which represent a wide array of stakeholders across the state.  This information will be utilized along with our partners in the Indiana Interagency Autism Coordinating Council (IIACC) and our Local Community Cadres (LCCs) in 8 regions of the state to inform modifications to the Comprehensive State Plan in Autism as well as recommendations regarding autism services at the state level. (more…)

Big Data Issues in Medical Research

Filed under: Research Matters — Lorie Shuck on March 26, 2015 @ 5:11 pm

This event by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)  is free and open to those interested in data privacy in medical research. Seating is limited.


Big Data Issues in Medical Research

Indianapolis, IN · Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Please join us at the upcoming KnowledgeNet and learn about the data privacy implications and related legal implications in conducting medical research, including data analytics of cancer cells. Group discussion and networking will follow the presentation. (more…)

IU School of Medicine, Lilly partner on rotation program for medical students

Filed under: Education Matters — Lorie Shuck on March 20, 2015 @ 4:05 pm


The following article was featured in the IU School of Medicine’s InScope Newsletter.

IU School of Medicine, Lilly partner on rotation program for medical students



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