Why Choose IU School of Medicine

With integrated curriculum for medical education and research programs; well-funded and nationally recognized work in critical areas of biomedical research; and strong, statewide clinical partnerships for patient care across nine campuses, the IU School of Medicine is uniquely equipped to prepare the next generation of healers and transform health and wellness in Indiana and throughout the world.

Integrated Medical Education

IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the United States. Comprised of five basic science departments and 20 clinical departments, IU School of Medicine offers exceptional training for students wishing to pursue a medical degree. With the Class of 2020, the school implemented a new medical education curriculum that better reflects the modern U.S. health care environment and delivery models, readying students to practice medicine in a team-based, interdisciplinary setting.

  • Statewide medical education centers on six core competencies.
  • Access to diverse patient populations reflects true state of care today.
  • Updates align innovations in medical science and education.
  • Global outreach, clinical education programs foster active learning.
  • Collaborative teaching and learning forges interprofessional bonds.
  • Academic advising and career counseling support and guide students.

IU School of Medicine MD Curriculum

Education Programs

Ready to take the next step in your medical education? Explore IU School of Medicine education programs and find requirements, curriculum and application information.


Advancing Medical Research

IU School of Medicine physicians and scientists were awarded approximately $362 million in research grants and awards in fiscal year 2019 to study the underlying causes of disease, the development of new therapeutics and how to improve the delivery of care. This marks a nearly 40% increase in five years and is a record for the school—demonstrating its growing national reputation as an institution that conducts high-impact, patient-centered research. Funding to IU School of Medicine specifically from the National Institutes of Health—the gold standard in medical research—totaled about $189 million in federal fiscal year 2019.

IU School of Medicine Research

Faculty Spotlight

Jamie Renbarger, MD

Jamie Renbarger, MD

Caroline Symmes Professor of Pediatric Cancer Research
A pediatric oncologist/stem cell transplant physician, Renbarger’s research focus is on personalized medicine and pharmacogenomics in the treatment of childhood cancers.
Bruce Lamb, PhD

Bruce Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
Lamb’s research focuses on the basic science of Alzheimer’s disease with a focus on genetic modifiers as well as traumatic brain injury as an environmental modifier for the disease pathologies.

Collaboration Transforms Patient Care

With nine campuses located throughout the state of Indiana, IU School of Medicine provides students and faculty with access to a large and diverse patient population. Due to the strong collaborative partnerships between the school and statewide teaching hospitals and other clinical facilities, individuals seeking health care services from IU School of Medicine faculty receive the highest quality care that reflects advances in medical research.


Bloomington Campus Highlights

The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

Evansville Campus Highlights

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

Fort Wayne Campus Highlights

Among the most appealing aspects of the Fort Wayne campus is free student parking. That’s right; medical students park in any lot or garage here—for free, anytime. This campus also hosts the Student Research Fellowship Program, which offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Indianapolis Campus Highlights

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie Campus Highlights

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Northwest – Gary Campus Highlights

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

South Bend Campus Highlights

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Terre Haute Campus Highlights

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

West Lafayette Campus Highlights

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This campus offers opportunities for interprofessional education with areas such as pharmacy, nursing and psychology.

A Supportive Professional Environment for Learning and Working

Attracting and fostering the professional growth of the best physician and scientist educators is a core strength of IU School of Medicine. The school’s working and learning environment enables all to reach their full potential, giving the world’s most celebrated experts in critical areas of medicine a distinctive career with high-impact research and teaching opportunities.


Blogs: Inside Medical School

Experience what it’s like to be part of the IU School of Medicine team. Want to know how medical students spend their days or what’s inspiring the focus of IU School of Medicine research faculty? Find out in these blogs by the people currently working and learning at IU School of Medicine.

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