The Mini-Medical School Grant

The Mini-Medical School project, a recipient of the Scientech Foundation grant, was designed originally to enable Indianapolis Public Schools high school students to spend a day at the IU School of Medicine, learning what it would be like to pursue a career in medicine, nursing, or emergency medical technology.   It was so successful that a second day was soon added for students from rural school districts around the state, which face significant shortages of health professionals.  The program has received such positive feedback that it will be staged three times a year in the near future instead of two.  Funding from Scientech plays a large role in keeping this great program going.  All labor by faculty and health professions students is voluntary, and we use the money strictly to feed the students breakfast and lunch and provide them with medical instruments such as disposable stethoscopes, reflex hammers, and t-shirts that bear the Scientech logo.

Scientech Foundation member Dr. Teresa Trierweiler is the sponsor of this project. The Indiana University Medical School liaison person is our Scientech member Dr. Richard Gunderman.

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