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Indiana University School of Medicine Junior Clerkship

The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program is an enthusiastic participant in the required third year Family Medicine clerkship for the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). We host 24 to 30 students for their Family Medicine clerkship each year, housing them in fully furnished apartments while they are here.

Past students have consistently rated their family medicine experience in Fort Wayne as excellent. FWMEP is consistently one of the highest rated sites out of all of the family medicine clerkship sites for IUSM.

Student-preceptor assignments for the family medicine clerkship are well thought out with careful consideration to the student’s individual learning styles to ensure a good teaching match. Didactics are targeted specifically to the third year student and vary in complexity as students become more proficient during their third year. The didactics always include active learning in hands on workshops as well as lectures and case conferences. The family medicine clerkship allows students the opportunity to satisfy level II achievement in two IUSM competencies, Effective Communication and Social and Community Context of Health Care.

Making sure students are comfortable and content while they are visiting Fort Wayne is a very high priority. Breakfast is provided on didactic days. Many students who rotate with us as third year students on the clerkship return to enjoy elective rotations at our location as well.

For more information, please call (260) 422-6573.