IU School of Medicine Student Portal



This course is designed for students participating in the Navari Student Outreach Clinic at IU School of Medicine-South Bend. Students will engage in faculty-supervised medical service to the local community and learn principles of community-based medicine for the underserved. Students will regularly attend and also present a patient case at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic Grand Rounds seminar series. This elective will also provide a service learning opportunity where the students will engage in ongoing reflection of their NSOC experiences.

Elective Details:

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

Director: Tracy Vargo-Gogola, Ph.D.

Campus: South Bend

Location: Navari Student Outreach Clinic, Chapin Street Clinic, Memorial Health Outreach Clinic (South Bend), Maple City Clinic (Goshen),

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe the importance of high quality medical care for underserved populations based on their experiences at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic (NSOC), Maple City, Memorial, and Chapin Street clinics (SBP5)
  • 2) Explain the causes of health care disparities and barriers to care for underserved populations in the South Bend community (MK7)
  • 3) Describe the health care resources available to underserved populations in the South Bend community (SBP5)
  • 4) Develop and implement patient care plans based on sound medical reasoning and within the resources available within the South Bend community (PC3)
  • 5) Demonstrate enhanced cultural competence through patient and peer interactions (P2)
  • 6) Develop and deliver a coherent case presentation for the NSOC Grand Rounds seminar series that integrates basic and clinical science and addresses the impact of health care disparities and barriers related to the case (ISC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; NGOS Presentation Rubric; 1. Student's volunteer time will be monitored and formally documented by the elective director. 2. Students are required to attend weekly, one-hour Grand Rounds seminars. 3. Students are required to participate in NSOC elective orientation during which the business, operational, and educational aspects of the clinic, grand rounds, and reflection experiences will be presented. 4. Students are required to attend and participate in 2 group reflections sessions during which they will discuss their NSOC elective experiences. 5. Students are required to write a 2 page reflection at the end of the elective in which they describe how their longitudinal NSOC elective experiences have strengthened their understanding of health care disparities and barriers and available health care resources for underserved populations. Course director will provide written feedback to the student. 6. An oral presentation rubric has been developed to provide students with objective evaluation of clinical and scientific content of the presentation, understanding of health care disparities and barriers, cultural competence, presentation skills, and quality of information sources. The elective director will use this rubric in providing a final evaluation.

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

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

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Stacey Jackson (sajacks@iu.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH 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: