Medical Student Education

We are glad that you are considering the city of Fort Wayne and surrounding region for a portion of your medical student education. We offer a wide array of electives for both 3rd and 4th year students. Students who choose Fort Wayne will have the opportunity to work one on one with their assigned preceptors to obtain the most in-depth learning atmosphere possible.

We have a multi-hospital system, which consists of the three hospital systems below.  For more information regarding these hospitals please refer to the direct links.

  • Parkview Regional Medical Center

  • Lutheran Hospital of Indiana

  • St. Joseph Hospital

Preference is given to applicants who meet the following criteria:

  • Currently in good standing with an accredited/approved medical school.

  • Passed all USMLE / COMLEX exams and Course Work taken thus far on the first attempt.

  • For a Family Medicine Audition Rotation - Must meet basic criteria for being granted an interview should you apply to the FWMEP residency program.   


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We are here to help you with any questions you may have. Please take a moment to check out the opportunities we offer and see if Fort Wayne is the place for you. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Questions? Call (260) 422-6573


Application Process



We welcome students from:

  • ACGME Accredited U.S. Allopathic and Osteopathic Programs

  • International Medical Schools approved by the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana

  • Must be Permanent U.S. Citizen (Our program does not sponsor visas)


  • Applications must be submitted at least 90 days prior to the start of the requested rotation.

  • Those selected for a rotation will be notified by email.

  • The Family Medicine Sub-Internship is only available to current seniors who are applying to FWMEP's residency program and who meet the minimum requirements stated above. This rotation is available from August through December. All applications for this rotation must be received by May 1st.


To Apply:

  • Fill out the Rotation Request Form completely

  • Provide explanation of any interruptions or gaps in your medical education

  • Send a copy of USMLE or COMLEX certified transcript of scores

  • Send a copy of medical school transcript

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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.


Elective Rotations

For students interested in our residency program, we offer the electives listed below. Please note rotation availability may vary.

  • Allergy & Immunology

  • Anesthesiology

  • Cardiology

  • Critical Care Medicine

  • Dermatology

  • Family Medicine

  • Family Medicine Residency Audition Rotation

  • Internal Medicine

  • Medical Genetics

  • Nephrology

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Orthopedics

  • Otolaryngology

  • Psychiatry

  • Pulmonology

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

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