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<p>Welcome to the IU School of Medicine Class of 2028! The First Year Experience (FYE) Committee is here to help you make a smooth transition into the medical school journey.</p> <p>Learn more about them below.&nbsp;</p> <div></div>

Orientation 2024: Meet the FYE Committee

Welcome to the IU School of Medicine Class of 2028! The First Year Experience (FYE) Committee is here to help you make a smooth transition into the medical school journey.

Learn more about them below. 

 

Photo of Logan Applewhite in front of water and buildings.Logan Applewhite

Hometown: Floyds Knobs, Ind.
Undergraduate: IUS
Campus: Evansville
Instagram: @l.d.applewhite
Fun fact: I play guitar.
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: The Evansville faculty are amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Anish Bedi from shoulders up.Anish Bedi

Hometown: Newburgh, Ind.
Undergraduate: Washington University
Campus: West Lafayette
Instagram: @anishbedi12
Fun fact: I used to be on a dance team in college!
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: The community, people, and wealth of opportunities being at a regional campus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Ana Isabel CamposAna Isabel Campos

Hometown: Miami, Fla.
Undergraduate: George Washington University
Campus: Indianapolis
Fun fact: I was born in Caracas, Venezuela.
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: Camaraderie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Clark

Hometown: Cedar Lake, Ind.
Undergraduate: Purdue University
Campus: Gary
Fun fact: I got married on New Year's Eve 2022.
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: The amount of friendly people I have met in my class!

 

Photo of Karena Dhamech from shoulders up.Karena Dhamech

Hometown: Carmel, Ind.
Undergraduate: Indiana University — Bloomington
Campus: Bloomington
Instagram: @karenadhamecha
Fun fact: I’ve been scuba diving certified since I was 10!
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: The people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Allison HarperAllison Harper

Hometown: South Bend, Ind.
Undergraduate: Manchester University
Campus: Fort Wayne
Fun fact: Between graduating from undergrad and starting medical school, I lived at 10 different addresses across five states!
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: The support from professors and other students!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Jules KarasiraJules Karasira

Hometown: Burleson, Texas
Undergraduate: Weimar University
Campus: Indianapolis
Instagram: @jewels.with.jules
Fun fact: I co-host the Kings Connection podcast with Ebuka Ojukwu, @the_kings_connection_podcast.
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: The community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Jason MinnichJason Minnich II

Hometown: Portland, Ind.
Undergraduate: Purdue University
Campus: Indianapolis
Instagram: @jminnich
Fun fact: I'm a Costco fanatic. My friends and I will regularly go to Costco and try all the samples.
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: I love how collaborative and supportive the students and faculty are at the Indianapolis campus. Finding a great friend and support group has been vital to my success as a medical student.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Ebuka OjukwuEbuka Ojukwu

Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Undergraduate: Cedarville University
Campus: Indianapolis
Instagram: Jules Karasira (see below) and I host a podcast called Kings Connection! @the_kings_connection_podcast
Fun fact: I wake up between 3 and 4 am to get in my gym workout before school.
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: Even though we are a large school, IUSM makes an effort to foster smaller and more intimate communities in a variety of ways, whether it’s through our class small groups, wellness events, or social gatherings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Photo of Erich OngErich Ong

Hometown: Muncie, Ind.
Undergraduate: Ball State University
Campus: Muncie
Instagram: @Trvp.Lord.Erich
Fun fact: I peaked in life when I beat the mayor of Muncie in Just Dance when I was eight years old.
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: One thing I love about the School is how they treat the students. They provide us with so many amazing resources and experiences that have had a positive impact on my life. The faculty and staff recognize that you are not just a medical student but rather a distinct person whom they respect and truly care about. Also, I have to give a shout-out to my awesome classmates. They are some of the best people I have ever had the privilege to meet!

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Anna PresselAnna Pressel

Hometown: Valparaiso, Ind.
Undergraduate: Butler University
Campus: Terre Haute
Instagram: @anna.pressel
Fun fact: I have miniature cows at my house!
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: I absolutely love my class. They are all supportive and encouraging.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Drew PuthranDrew Puthran 

Hometown: Carmel, Ind.
Undergraduate: University of Michigan
Campus: South Bend
Instagram: @drewputhran
Fun fact: I have done Anki cards inside of the White House.
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: My class at South Bend — such an elite group of people.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Aditi RavikumarAditi Ravikumar

Hometown: Greenwood, Ind.
Undergraduate: IUPUI
Campus: Indianapolis
Fun fact: I have lived in four countries and love traveling and photography.
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: I love the feeling of community at the School and how everyone wants to help each other succeed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Gavin ThompsonGavin Thompson

Hometown: Carmel, Ind.
Undergraduate: Marian University
Campus: Indianapolis
Fun fact: When I was eight, I came in second place in a Red Robin burger-making contest.
One thing I love about IU School of Medicine: The community environment and support I feel from my peers!

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