Professional Development


Workshops and Sessions

The IUSM Graduate Division works hard to respond to student and postdoc professional development needs. If you have a suggestion for a future workhsop or session, please complete the form below.

Suggestions for Future Workshops / Seminars / Panels

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Student Involvement Opportunities

Student involvement opportunities are also professional development opportunities. Below are a list of student groups that IUSM students have identified as important in their education and professional journey.


Scientific Toasters at IUSM (Toastmasters)

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure. There is an IUSM Toastmasters group that meets on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30p.m. in IB 405. More participants are welcomed to join the group and learn more about becoming an official member!

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SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists —from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership. SACNAS Chapter @ IUPUI begain in the Spring of 2014, and has placed a call out to IUSM graduate students to get invovled! Teamwork makes the dream work.


Technology in Medicine Student Interest Group (TIMSIG)

The Technology in Medicine SIG (TIMSIG) is a group for students who want to learn about the cutting edge of the medical field. We explore topics in emerging technology, research and development, medical informatics, websites & apps, electronic records, personalized medicine, ethics or economics of technological advancement, and much more. Throughout the school year, we invite local physicians, health-care workers, researchers, and regional biotech representatives to give presentations and network with students. Additionally we have created an interdisciplinary partnership with the IEEE. This has allowed us to create a dual-lecture series that features the clinical and technical perspectives of applying new technologies and techniques to the clinic. We are also embarking on service projects to help educate patients and physicians incorporate personal health management technologies into practice. These events are advertised through the IUSM listserv, event calendar, and IUPUI student involvement. If you would like more information about TIMSIG, or to get involved, email

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