Readiness for Residency Event Series

Readiness for Residency is a new events series planned by the Medical Student Education team that helps fourth-year students become better prepared for residency. Programming will tackle a range of personal and professional development topics including wellness, leadership, career development and civic engagement.


  • All events require RSVP
  • Students who participate in at least two events will receive an IU School of Medicine Class of 2019 souvenir

Academic Medicine Career Development Regional Conference

February 28

Considering a career in academic medicine? This one-day workshop focuses on topics including diversity, academic medicine careers, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Make sure to indicate “pay later” at registration and indicate IU School of Medicine-Diversity Affairs. This conference is open to all fourth-year medical students.

Dean’s Grand Rounds

March 20

  • Session One: 7 am, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Room 317
  • Session Two: Noon, Emerson Hall, Room 304

In collaboration with the Graduate Medical Education Housestaff Forum, this program targets career development and planning from an incoming intern, resident and fellow perspective. On March 20, Stuart Slavin, MD, MeD, senior scholar for wellbeing at the ACGME, will speak about identifying and combatting burnout in residency.

Mind-Body-Medicine Wellness Retreat

March 29-March 30

Students will learn multiple different evidenced-based techniques for wellbeing and mindfulness. This one and a half day workshop will teach you techniques to alleviate stress and foster self-awareness and self-care, including:

  • Meditation techniques
  • Journal writing
  • Guided Imagery
  • Experiential movement
  • Group Process
  • Autogenic training with Biofeedback

Learn the science and skills of mindfulness. Drs. Walvoord and Haywood will facilitate and includes dinner at Dr. Walvoord’s home. Registration is limited so sign up now!

Night Vision: Point of Care Ultrasound Training

April 7

Point of care ultrasound is a cutting-edge technique in medicine. The tools are portable and allow for dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, and/or blood flow inside the body. Join us to learn how you can use this technique during your residency as well as a sneak peak of an upcoming IUSM curricular innovation.

Registration details coming soon.

Career Development: Advanced Suturing

Date: TBA

The Advanced Suturing workshop is targeted to students entering disciplines where they will need to be adept and suturing. This workshop is designed to help develop insight and “hands-on” skills to achieve the very best wound closure results for patients. The approach is to challenge and to encourage students to expand their expertise in the closure of more difficult wounds and large tissue excisions. Although basic wound closure will be reviewed it is assumed that attendees will have basic knowledge and experience in suturing.

Class of 2019 Day of Service: “Leaf” a Legacy

April 26

Before graduation, “leaf” a legacy that will last for years. Join fellow fourth-year medical students for the Arbor Day Tree Planting, a collaborative service project with the IUPUI Office of Sustainability. To celebrate IUPUI’s 50th anniversary, we will plant 50 trees on campus from 9 am – noon. This Day of Service initiative is a great opportunity to reconnect with fellow graduates and leave a legacy on the campus.