IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93MI910 — WOMEN'S WELLNESS ON WHEELS


The IU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health is offering a non-credit elective with our outreach program, Women's Wellness on Wheels (WOW). This is an elective that spans the semester and is not relegated to a defined month. Therefore, students can sign up for 2-3 WOW events anytime during the semester. WOW is a community outreach program to raise awareness and improve the status of women's health in Indiana through education and screening. The program is designed to drive more individuals into local care, encouraging them to build relationships with providers close to their homes, thereby creating the patient-provider partnership required for optimum health. Wow provides opportunities to educate, screen, and empower people from diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds to make healthy behavior changes. The IU National Center of Excellence in Women's Health is a program of the IUSM through the department of OBGYN. Our Women's Wellness on Wheels program targets women and their families of all ages, ethnicity, and incomes and your experience will vary every time. You will assist with biometric screening and healthy lifestyle choices. MS1 and MS2's will help register patients, take biometrics (BP, HR, BMI, blood glucose) and assist with enrolling those with abnormal results into the follow-up component. Ms3-4's will assist with both biometric screenings and consultations, discussing healthy options and follow up. This program is more busy during the spring and summer months. Most of the events are locally in Indianapolis but we do travel (with adequate notice) to other sites as well including Evansville, Kokomo, and Columbus, Indiana. There are opportunities throughout the year and we ask that all interested students sign up for this elective.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Tisha Reid (tireid@iu.edu)

Director: Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU National Center of Excellence In Women's Health (Indianapolis)

Other Faculty:

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Assess and screen for healthy lifestyle behaviors in Hoosier women and their families (PC1)
  • 2) Provide health promotion and disease prevention guidance (PC4)
  • 3) Recognize potential opportunities for health promotion and the importance of preventive services (PC4)


  • Professional Development Evaluation Form; (Methods: Observation by National Center of Excellence in Women's Health staff and course director, Logbook entries from each outreach event, End of semester education/evaluation session with course director)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: Open to all IUSM students Year 1 - 4

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 0-4

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical, 10% Lecture/Seminar

Elective Type Category: PD - Professional Development

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Tisha Reid (tireid@iu.edu) To register for non-credit elective, 93MI910 WOMEN'S WELLNESS ON WHEELS, all students (MS1-MS4) must complete the WOW Elective Registration Form and email/contact the National Center of Excellence in Women's Health Elective Coordinator Tisha Reid @ tireid@iupui.edu. (Please note: registration for this elective is not available through E*Value).

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Yes - The student will also work with nursing students, nurse practitioners, public health professionals and students, and dietitians.

Service Learning Included: Yes

Detaials for Service Learning: