Medical Imaging and Medicine

Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging is one of the fastest evolving professions in healthcare and has undergone major advancements. IU offers a Bachelor of Science in Medical Imaging that prepares graduates for a career in Radiography. Radiographers work with cutting-edge technology to produce images of the human body, such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans, for the purpose of medical diagnosis. Directed by physicians, radiographers are responsible for the appropriate use of complex imaging equipment, as well as caring for the needs and comfort of patients during diagnostic imaging procedures. Students in the Medical Imaging program will examine advanced areas of practice, complete coursework and perform clinical rotations that will allow them to explore some of the various career pathways.

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Doctor of Medicine

Led by national experts in their fields, the medical education program at IU School of Medicine – Fort Wayne follows the school’s statewide core curriculum. The Fort Wayne campus offers small class sizes and personal one-on-one time with faculty. Students participate in clerkships at the numerous Lutheran Health Network and Parkview Regional Medical Center hospitals, engage in multiple forms of learning, and collaborate with faculty to deepen medical understanding and practice. The student-mentoring program here offers students peer-to-peer engagement as well as a larger network of support.

Faculty at the School of Medicine-Fort Wayne are physician and PhD educators who are expert instructors in the fields of medical biochemistry, anatomy, histology, cell biology, embryology, microbiology, immunology, physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience. Additionally, approximately 90 local physicians assist with specialized lectures and serve as preceptors for first- and second-year students.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. Students benefit from the proximity to the three Lutheran Health Network hospitals and the two Parkview Regional Medical Center hospitals and other reputable clinical care facilities. The clinical education portion of the school’s MD curriculum, including third- and fourth-year clerkships and electives in Fort Wayne, are held at these patient care facilities.

The third-year academic program offers clerkship opportunities in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Specialty in Surgery (Trauma, Urology, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Cardiovascular, ENT, Transplant) and an elective.

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