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Hospital Medical Education Program

Program Overview

We would like to invite you to participate in the 2022 HME Program. See the limited list of 2022 summer participating hospitals on the attached 2022 HME Hospital Participating Hospital Contact List.  Unfortunately, due to the Pandemic, the hospital participation is really low this year.  We certainly applaud the hospitals that are participating and thank them for making this opportunity available to medical students.

This unique program offers Indiana first-year medical students the opportunity to spend a portion of their 2022 summer in one of the Indiana participating community hospitals learning about clinical medicine and community health. Depending on the participating hospital, the summer experiences may run from four to eight weeks where students spend up to 40 hours/week at the hospital.  Students may not hold other jobs concurrently that would be in direct conflict with the hospital program obligations

Application Process

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.  Please submit your application (it is a fillable form) before scheduling an interview (do not copy the application and complete it by hand).  Hospitals requiring an interview will likely conduct the interview virtually, by phone, or by some other means. Applicants must complete the required hospital interview by no later than Friday, February 4, 2022.  Some hospitals will complete their processes much earlier than that so  we encourage students interested in the program to apply early. 

Upon receipt of your HME application, it will be forwarded to the hospital contacts at each of the three hospitals listed in the Choice of Hospital section.  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 scheduling the interview.  This will allow the participating hospital to have the application prior to the interview being scheduled and prior to the actual interview.    

The HME Program Application is due no later than Friday, February 4, 2022.  The preferred method for receiving the application is as a PDF attachment. Please do not provide phone pictures of the application, only a PDF will be accepted. Please save the application first (naming it – 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.

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 assignments will be completed by Friday, February 16, 2022 and the selected applicants will be notified by e-mail soon thereafter.

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.