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IU Health Arnett celebrates Graduate Medical Education Day

"It's great to have places like IU Health here that are so welcoming of our students and willing to collaborate with us."

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 6:07 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — It was a celebration of medical education and research at IU Health Arnett on Thursday.

Graduate Medical Education Day recognizes the achievements by nurse practitioners, physician assistants and pharmacy students over the last year.

This was the first year that IU Health celebrated research along with the education of graduates.

IU Health also announced the new Family Medicine residency coming to Lafayette in July of 2018.

Director of GME Dr. Akram Al-Makki said the residency will bring more skilled medical students to Lafayette.

"We want to find the best physicians among them and hopefully in the future recruit them to stay and provide healthcare to our patients," said Al-Makki.

Dr. Brian Shepler from the College of Pharmacy at Purdue said Purdue and IU have collaborated together in a variety of ways at the hospital.

Shepler said the partnership will help keep talented professionals in Lafayette after they complete their residencies.

"It's great to have places like IU Health here that are so welcoming of our students and willing to collaborate with us," said Shepler.

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