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.

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.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.

Educational Affairs

Led by Peter M. Nalin, MD, executive associate dean for educational affairs, the Office of Educational Affairs seeks to continuously improve the quality of medical education at all nine statewide campuses of IU School of Medicine. The office coordinates the educational programs and support services of IU School of Medicine, including MD admissions, academic advising, curriculum, learning technology, reaccreditation and more. The Educational Affairs team also oversees the school’s undergraduate Health Professions Programs, Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education.


Supporting Medical Student Education

The Medical Student Education team provides support to meet the needs of MD students as they pursue their medical degrees at IU School of Medicine. This office also serves faculty by providing resources and guidance for curriculum development, program assessment, student evaluation and learning technology.

Continuously Improving MD Curriculum

The Office of Educational Affairs developed a new curriculum for the school’s statewide MD program, which launched with the class of 2020. The new curriculum focuses on integrating clinical experiences and basic sciences and offers opportunities for learners to more deeply explore foundational science, specifically in their chosen specialty. While the legacy curriculum prepared excellent physicians, the new curriculum reflects and supports changes in healthcare delivery models, readying students to practice medicine in a team-based interdisciplinary setting.

MD Curriculum


Strengthening Residency and Fellowship Programs

Medical residencies and fellowships at IU School of Medicine provide a wide range of inpatient and outpatient training experiences for future physicians as well as opportunities for physicians-in-training to participate in medical research. IU School of Medicine sponsors 85 ACGME-accredited and 55 non-ACGME residencies and fellowships in a broad range of specialties.


Michelle S. Howenstine, MD

Michelle S. Howenstine, MD

Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education
James H. Jones, MD

James H. Jones, MD

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Preparing for Reaccreditation

All medical schools in North America are required to undergo the reaccreditation process through the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), which provides an opportunity and platform for leadership, faculty, staff and students to reflect on educational processes and find areas for improvement. Under Dr. Nalin’s leadership, the Educational Affairs team oversees IU School of Medicine’s preparations for reaccreditation, which will culminate with the LCME survey team visit in April 2017. Learn more about the school’s LCME accreditation efforts and status.

Medical Research and Graduate Studies

Through the Graduate Division, IU School of Medicine offers nine research-based doctoral degree programs; 10 basic and applied science master’s degree programs; the NIH-designated Medical Scientist Training Program (combined MD/PhD); and graduate certificates in Clinical Science, Medical Dosimetry, Health Innovation and Implementation Science, and Translational Science. In addition to administering the School of Medicine graduate programs, the Graduate Division provides support to graduate students, the academic programs and departments, as well as services for postdoctoral trainees at IU School of Medicine and its associated hospitals and institutions and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.