Our internships develop students as emerging professionals, retain students to graduation, and give them a good foundation to earn entrance to graduate and professional programs or to gain employment after graduation.
Of the 529 interns who completed the full internship in the first 10 years of the program, 86% graduated from IUPUI or were directly admitted to professional programs, and 11% are still enrolled and on track to graduate from IUPUI. Of our graduates, 74% went on to be enrolled in graduate and professional programs, and 26% are employed in health and life science careers (some are employed on campus and are now LHSI mentors). We were also included in a publication about campus-level retention initiatives: N. Douglas Lees, "Creating and Supporting Best Practices in Student Retention" (March 5, 2015). Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings. Paper 3. This publication can be read online through the Academic Chairpersons Conference site.