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Hospital Medical Education Program

Program Overview

We would like to invite you to participate in the 2021 HME Program.  The Indiana Hospital Association endorses this program, in conjunction with the participating Indiana hospitals.  See the limited list of 2021 summer participating hospitals on the attached 2021 HME Hospital Participating Hospital Contact List.

This unique program offers Indiana first-year medical students the opportunity to spend a portion of their 2021 summer in one of the Indiana participating community hospitals learning about clinical medicine and community health.  Participating hospitals may or may not have the ability to pay participating students a stipend.  Depending on the participating hospital, the summer experiences may run from four to eight weeks where students spend up to 40 hours/week in the hospital.  Students may not hold other jobs concurrently that would be in direct conflict with the hospital obligations.

Application Process

Summer 2022 HME Applications will be available in early December 2021

Be mindful that hospitals may require an interview (so do check the participating hospital contact list on the interview requirements).  If the hospital you are interested in requires an interview, you must contact the hospital contact directly by using the provided phone or e-mail to schedule the interview.  Hospitals requiring an interview will likely conduct the interview virtually, by phone, or by some other means. Applicants must complete the required interview by no later than February 2, 2021.  Please submit your application before scheduling an interview.  Your application will be forwarded to the contacts at each of the three hospitals listed as a Choice of Hospital.  Participating Hospitals that require an interview prefer that the applicant submit the HME Student Application to the address on the application (not to the hospital directly) prior to the interview.  This will allow the participating hospital to have the application prior to the interview.    

The HME Program Application is due no later than February 2, 2021, but keep in mind that you minimize your opportunity the later you apply.  The preferred method for receiving the application is as a PDF attachment. Please do not provide phone pictures of the application. Please save the application first (HME Application- Student Name) and then complete the fillable PDF application after you have saved it to your computer. This will make it easier to send it as a PDF attachment later via e-mail. Please do not alter the application in any way.  Please keep the PDF integrity so that responses that are longer than the visible space can be copied and recorded.

If demand for opportunities exceeds the supply (positions available), priority is given to the applicants ranked by the participating hospitals based on their interviewing; otherwise, assignments will be made according to geographical availability and expressed interest.  Hospital assignment will be completed by February 17, 2021 and the selected applicant notified by e-mail soon thereafter.

The IUSM participating students may be asked to write an abstract describing an instructive clinical case or scenario they observed, and to provide the completed abstract to their Lead Academic Advisor in order to document formally their participation in the HME program.  While the sponsoring medical staff are not obligated to assist in the preparation of this abstract, we have notified participating hospitals that IUSM students may request permission, advice or insight for this assignment.

Form and Documents

Contact Information

Should you have any questions concerning the HME Program or application, please do not hesitate to contact Jose Espada at jespada@iu.edu.