About Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine is a national leader in medical research and education. With more than 60 academic departments and specialty divisions across nine campuses statewide and strong clinical partnerships with Indiana’s most advanced hospitals and physician networks, the school is continuously advancing its mission to prepare healers and transform health in Indiana and throughout the world.


Training Physicians Since 1903

When the Indiana University Board of Trustees approved the creation of a new medical department in 1903, it marked the beginning of what is now the IU School of Medicine. Since that time, the school has attracted the funding and resources needed to build modern medical facilities to train physicians and scientists, from the James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children (1924) to the Neurosciences Research Building (2014). From educating a relative handful of students on a small campus on the west side of Indianapolis, IU School of Medicine has grown into a research-intensive school training new generations of physicians at nine campuses across Indiana.

Celebrated Experts in Medical Education

To recognize and encourage faculty educators who demonstrate the school’s commitment to preparing future physicians and medical researchers and supporting peer development, IU School of Medicine presents deserving faculty with teaching and mentorship awards as well as endowed chairs, lectureships, professorships and other honors.

“The best thing any of us may do is train someone who is smarter or brighter than ourselves, who goes on to make a major discovery that really transforms care for patients.”
Chandy John, MD, MS, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, and Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Get to Know IU School of Medicine

IU School of Medicine is a statewide school that is educating future physicians and conducting advanced medical research throughout Indiana. To help the school’s future students, faculty, partners and donors understand what it’s really like to work and learn in this collaborative environment—and stay current on the progress of the School’s initiatives, a variety of information resources are available. Explore the newsroom and the research blog, where investigators throughout the school’s academic departments post updates about their work. To hear faculty researchers describe their work in person, find seminars, scientific presentations and other live events on the IU School of Medicine calendar.