FAPDD offers programs that encourage continued learning and understanding about different cultures, ethnicities and life experiences. These programs are offered to support all faculty and learners, especially those underrepresented in medicine, who seek to grow as medical professionals. To learn more about these programs and how to apply click on the links below.

ICARE (Implementing Conversations to Advance Racial Equity)

Indiana University School of Medicine’s ICARE series seeks to prepare persons, affiliated with the institution, to lead action and conversations related to addressing systematic racism and race inequities.


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Program to Launch URM Success (PLUS)

Academic medicine faces ongoing challenges in recruiting, retaining, and advancing underrepresented minorities (URM) in medicine. PLUS (Program to Launch URM Success) is designed to support the career development of URM faculty in academic medicine. PLUS helps units retain and promote high talent faculty from underrepresented groups who have the expertise and skills to enhance IUSM’s institutional mission.


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Trainee Travel Grant

Recognizing the importance of medical/graduate students, residents, and fellows presenting research as part of their academic and professional development, the Office of Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity (FA|PD|D) grants travel awards to trainees interested in showcasing their scholarly research and/or developing professional skills and networks. Allocation of these resources is done with the intention of supporting endeavors that provide educational value to our trainees and to the greater IUSM community. Should funding be provided, conference attendees are responsible for disseminating information about the conference back to FA|PD|D and the respective affinity or interest groups.


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Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Elective Program

Indiana University School of Medicine (IU School of Medicine) is working to diversify the workforce by graduating more physicians from underrepresented groups and ensuring that all trainees are prepared to provide culturally competent care for patients from all walks of life. The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Elective Program, sponsored by Faculty Affairs, Professional Development, and Diversity (FA|PD|D), supports 4th year medical students and qualified 3rd year medical students attending a U.S. medical school including U.S. territories, from underrepresented backgrounds in medicine.


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Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Residency

Indiana University School of Medicine (IU School of Medicine) is working to diversify the workforce by graduating more physicians from underrepresented groups and ensuring that all trainees are prepared to provide culturally competent care for patients from all walks of life. The Underrepresented in Medicine Visiting Residency, sponsored by Faculty AffairsProfessional Development, and Diversity (FA|PD|D), supports residents, who want to pursue a fellowship and provides them with the opportunity to spend time at our facilities.


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