IU School of Medicine



The Indiana Student Led Clinics (ISLC) Leadership Elective is a non-credit bearing, complete/incomplete elective for students selected as student board members for an IU School of Medicine student-led clinic. Students fulfilling these roles are expected to enroll in this elective for the duration of their term to be covered by IUís malpractice insurance policy. Students are expected to fulfill all responsibilities for their positions as outlined by the ISLC Bylaws. Through these activities, students will learn core leadership skills, as well as principles of clinical administration and community-based medicine.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu)

Director: Joe Cerbin, M.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: South Bend Clinic (Granger)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Develop strategies to meet specific patient care needs / in shared patient-centered problem-solving by engaging health care professionals who complement oneís own professional expertise, as well as associated resources (SBP1)
  • 2) Identify and design a project to address an ongoing need related to patient care or student education at the clinic using the continuous quality improvement model (SBP4)
  • 3) Analyze and reflect upon individual and team performance and discuss methods for performance improvement (SBP4)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form; Continuous Quality Improvement Project Evaluation; 1. Student-completed end-of-term written essay, reflecting on the board experience particularly as it pertains to professional development, clinical administration, and/or community-based medicine [objectives 1-3]; 2. Faculty-facilitated group reflection [objectives 1-3]; 3. Faculty-completed Continuous Quality Improvement Project Evaluation [objective 2]

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled at IUSM

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 75% Clinical, 20% Library/Research, 5% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH Students will engage in faculty-supervised medical service to the local community at an ISLC. All South Bend electives must go thru the South Bend campus coordinator. Contact Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu or 574-631-1870)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: Yes

Detaials for Service Learning: