Stepping Up in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Event Date: December 20, 2020
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and an opportunity to serve, Abhipri Mishra (IDES '19 Pre-Med), a first year medical student at the Indiana University School of Medicine, is stepping up in a big way.

Along with over 430 medical students at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Abhi has volunteered to help administer the Pfizer vaccine in the weeks and months to come. In her recent post on her Facebook feed, she shared, "Looking forward to being one of these volunteers and contributing towards a solution for this pandemic! Hopefully we can stop losing so many lives to this deadly virus soon." 

Read the full article from IU with details about the volunteers and their training. 

Abhi Mishra Alumna

Excerpt from last year's interview with Abhi about Purdue and the Interdisciplinary Engineering Studies Pre-Medical Concentration

When asked how our degree program prepared Abhi for her first year in medical school, she stated, "My background in IDES brought in a unique perspective when discussing issues about healthcare quality and accessibility, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals." Abhi was also a recipient of our academic award of excellence for both her junior and senior year. Hear about her experiences in the program, including her undergraduate research opportunities in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.