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.

Faculty Affairs

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development is responsible for providing IU School of Medicine faculty the resources needed to ensure thriving careers that are flexible enough to change, adapt and evolve with the practice of medicine. With focuses on diversity, vitality, ongoing professional development, and promotion and tenure, this office provides both the resources and guidance to see faculty members from recruitment and appointment through to full tenure.

Led by Mary Dankoski, PhD, Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, this office works closely with other members of the dean’s executive leadership team to establish and sustain a culture that promotes faculty vitality and diversity to enable faculty to achieve their highest ambitions as educators, investigators and clinicians. The Faculty Affairs and Professional Development team plans and implements a full lifecycle of faculty development activities and learning experiences that ensure effective recruitment, appointment, retention and promotion of the school’s faculty.


Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development hosts more than 100 workshops, seminars, mentorship opportunities, programs and events each year and produces valuable guidance and resources on teaching, grant writing, leadership and academic policy. With these tools, IU School of Medicine faculty can enrich their careers, students and the communities they serve.

Promotion and Tenure

It is critical that faculty understand academic advancement, also known as the promotion process. Preparing for promotion should start the day that you become a faculty member. Promotion in rank at IUSM recognizes faculty accomplishments and contributions to the school’s missions of service, research and teaching. It is these three missions that constitute the “areas of excellence”. No matter the track (tenure or non-tenure), when a dossier is reviewed, all faculty are assessed on their body of work, scholarship and reputation in their area of excellence. The preparation of a dossier takes a significant amount of time and must be planned carefully. Thus, it is important to understand the explicit criteria.

Promotion and Tenure


Awards and Committees

Because honoring outstanding teaching, research and service is an important part of the school’s culture, the Faculty Affairs and Professional Development team recognizes faculty educators who shape the learning and working environment of IU School of Medicine.

Award Recipients

Nancy L. Swigonski, MD

Nancy L. Swigonski, MD

Professor, School of Public Health
Dr. Swigonski received the 2015 Outstanding Community Engagement Award for demonstrating creative leadership, innovation and long-term effectiveness as a leader in the community engagement field.
Kevin G. Rodgers, MD

Kevin G. Rodgers, MD

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
The 2015 Inspirational Educator Award was awarded to Dr. Kevin G. Rodgers in recognition of extraordinary teaching, based on the growth, development and professionalism of learners.

Recruitment, Appointment and Policies

Recruiting top talent, particularly into leadership roles, is one of the most important ways to shape the future of an academic health center. Since 2010, IU School of Medicine has been working to improve the search-and-screen process at the executive level. Through this process, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has created a standardized process and toolkit of resources designed to make faculty recruitment more efficient and effective.

Faculty Steering Committee

IU School of Medicine’s excellence hinges on the engagement and vitality of its faculty. The work of the Faculty Steering Committee plays a crucial role in this regard. This committee is the principal representative body of school faculty, has representation from all IUSM standing committees and collaborates with IUSM administration, IUSM campuses and Indiana University. The Faculty Steering Committee is responsible for advising the Dean on policies, regulations and procedures to achieve the educational objectives of the school, promoting excellence in all mission areas and ensuring the highest standards of professionalism.