Undergraduate Medical Education

We welcome the opportunity to be a part of your medical school education. Community has a long history of providing training to medical students, primarily from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Our network mission is to train and retain the best physicians for our state and region, and as such, our primary partners are Indiana schools. We only accept students from schools under licensure in Indiana, and where we have a legal affiliation agreement.

Our Affiliations

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine partnership

In 2012, CHNw entered into a partnership with Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MUCOM) to support the development of a new school of osteopathic medicine in Indiana. The school opened in August 2013 and matriculated its first class of students. The osteopathic training programs emphasize a holistic care of the patient, including mind, body, and spirit. Students from Marian shadow our physicians in many clinical settings, and will participate in many clinical activities throughout their four years of training, including clerkships in 2015 and electives in 2016 as our partnership grows.

IU School of Medicine

Medical students from Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) attend their first year Introduction to Clinical Medicine course here at Community Health Network. Community also offers elective rotations for third- and fourth-year medical students through the IUSM. Special or additional electives requests should be directed to smcnew@eCommunity.com.

Elective Rotation Descriptions

Community Health Network facilities

As a learning resource, students approved for rotations have access to and may utilize our multi-hospital system that includes:

  • Community Hospital East
  • Community Hospital North
  • Community Hospital South
  • Community Hospital Anderson
  • Community Heart and Vascular Hospital
  • Community Howard Regional Health
  • Community Surgery Centers
  • Community Physician Network
  • Community Home Health
  • MedCheck urgent care centers
  • Employer Health Services
  • Community Health Pavilions
  • Outpatient mental health centers
  • Nursing homes and long-term care facilities

Courses and Rotations

Various rotations and courses are available to medical students based on year in school:

Alternatively, interested students may contact Scott McNew at smcnew@eCommunity.com to set up a rotational experience. Please provide in the e-mail:

  • Your name
  • Year in medical school
  • Daytime phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Rotation name
  • Rotation dates
  • Name of school
  • Your school photo
  • A contact person in your dean’s office to set up an affiliation or limited-term agreement; please include name, phone number and e-mail.
  • If you plan to apply to a network residency program, please mention in your email.

About Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services.

You may also visit the Community Hospital East Family Medicine Residency Program, the Community South Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Program, or About Indianapolis for more information on Indianapolis and Community Health Network, as well as helpful links for medical students.