IUSM: Nine Campuses, One School
|The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is located on nine campuses spread throughout the state—from Evansville in the south to Gary and South Bend in the north. Each campus offers a unique blend of culture, pedagogy, faculty specialties, and student opportunities. With a student body of approximately 1300 students and an average class size of 322, IUSM is the nation’s second largest medical school.
In 1999, IUSM became one of the first medical schools in the country to implement a competency-based curriculum. The curriculum integrates foundational science knowledge and clinical skill development with the desired humanistic qualities of medical professionals. Information about the IUSM Competency Curriculum can be found here.
The first two years at IUSM focus on developing foundational knowledge of medical science through the study of basic science courses. Clinical rotations in the form of required clerkships comprise the third year and part of the fourth year. The remainder of the fourth year is dedicated to elective courses, allowing students to pursue additional clinical or research interests.
Students complete their first and second year courses at one of our nine campuses. Third and fourth year clerkships and electives are currently offered on our Bloomington, Fort Wayne, Gary, Indianapolis, Lafayette, South Bend, and Terre Haute campuses, with additional clinical sites being created across the state.