Available Concentrations

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED

FROM CURRENT MEDICAL STUDENTS

DEADLINE IS OCT. 18, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET

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Review the following Scholarly Concentrations you are interested in to learn important details, including host campus, required courses, pathways, project ideas, and how many students each concentration plans to accept in this application cycle. Also, learn how Scholarly Concentrations can align with the IMPRS Program.

Typically, students begin their concentration between the first and second years of medical school, or during the first year. However, there may be opportunities to begin a concentration at other times in the curriculum. It is vital that you determine if the plan of study will work in your schedule by talking with the concentration co-directors and your lead advisor in advance of applying to a concentration. Students who complete a concentration earn two non-clinical elective credits toward graduation and a Scholarly Concentration designation.

Check out benefits of the Scholarly Concentrations Program

Hear what Executive Associate Dean of Educational Affairs Paul M. Wallach, MD, has to say about the Scholarly Concentrations Program

Read what current Scholarly Concentrations participants have to say about the program

Learn about program requirements

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Watch a recording of the launch event held on September 24th, 2020

While COVID restrictions are still in place, all Scholarly Concentration courses and experiences are online. We did not change the course descriptions to reflect this, so courses normally in person are still described that way on these webpages. Circumstances at the time of course offerings will determine whether a course or experience is online or in person. 

Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 4

West Lafayette

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Biomedical Research

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 20

Indianapolis

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Business of Medicine

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 25

Statewide

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Care of Hispanic/Latino Patients

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: This scholarly concentration is not accepting applications at this time. Please consider another concentration. Or, if you’re on the campus, talk with a co-director.

West Lafayette

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Ethics, Equity, and Justice

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: This scholarly concentration is not accepting applications at this time. Please consider another concentration. Or, if you’re on the campus, talk with a co-director.

South Bend

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Genetics in Medicine

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 10

Indianapolis

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Health Information Technology

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 4

Indianapolis

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Health Integration and Health Aging

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 4

Fort Wayne

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Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 6

Munice

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Human Sexuality and Health

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: This scholarly concentration is not accepting applications at this time. Please consider another concentration. Or, if you’re on the campus, talk with a co-director.

Bloomington

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Medical Education

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 4

Bloomington

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Medical Humanities

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 15

Statewide

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Public Health

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 15

Statewide

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Quality and Innovation in Health Care

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 20

Evansville

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Religion and Spirituality in Medicine

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 10

Statewide

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Rural Health

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 8

Terre Haute

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Urban Medicine and Health Care Disparities

Available spots for Fall 2020 application cycle: 4-8

Northwest-Gary

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Interested in Applying for IMPRS too?

It may be possible to do both the IMPRS summer research program and a Scholarly Concentration during the summer between your first and second years of medical school. IMPRS is a great launching pad to a longitudinal Scholarly Concentration project and manuscript. Participants should be interested in a topic that can be pursued longitudinally.

IMPRS has a significant time requirement during the summer research – 40 hours per week. Most concentrations offer their courses or have students begin work on a project during the summer. Doing both programs is like working a full-time job during the day (IMPRS) and taking classes at night (Scholarly Concentration)

The chart below indicates which Scholarly Concentrations align well with IMPRS. If you are interested in pursuing both a Scholarly Concentration and IMPRS, you must get in touch with the Scholarly Concentration co-director(s and the IMPRS director to discuss the plan to ensure fit and a good experience in both programs

YesNoMaybe
Genetics in MedicineBusiness of MedicineMedical Education
Public HealthHuman Sexuality and Health
Health Integration and Healthy AgingReligion and Spirituality in Medicine
Medical HumanitiesCare of Hispanic and Latino Patients
Rural HealthEthics, Equity, and Justice
Biomedical Research Quality and Innovation in Health Care
Urban Medicine and Health Care Disparities
Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology
Health Information Technology
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


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