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.

Emergency Response

Universal Precautions

Universal precautions procedures protect both students and patients from unnecessary health risks. Students must be aware of the recommendations outlined in the relevant teaching hospital’s policies. Certain specific situations require a mandatory visit or telephone consultation with Student Health Services. Such situations include the following:

  1. Needle sticks or other contaminated injuries
  2. Exposure to active cases of tuberculosis
  3. Mucous membrane exposure to blood borne pathogens
  4. Exposure to enteral varicella
  5. Active enteral infection with salmonella or shigella

A nurse or physician at IUPUI Health Services (Student Health Services) is available 24 hours a day on pager 312-OUCH (317-312-6824) to provide information regarding needle sticks and other contaminated injuries. Students who sustain a needle stick or other contaminated injury should page the OUCH pager immediately. Students exposed to or exhibiting signs and symptoms of contagious diseases, including, but not limited to varicella and viral conjunctivitis, should go to a health services location to be seen as soon as possible. If the situation occurs when the health service locations are closed, the student should page the OUCH pager.

IU School of Medicine has established guidelines for the management of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), seropositivity and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in medical students. Individuals whose behavior, for any reason, significantly deviates from guidelines at the practice site, thereby placing patients, staff or colleagues at risk of exposure to HIV infection, may be suspended from participation in the school curriculum pending prompt review by the Dean of the School of Medicine.

This policy allows for serologic testing for all students who wish to know their HIV antibody status. Testing is done confidentially, and results are reported only to the individual tested and to any agency required by state and local health codes. This testing is done at the student’s expense.

IU School of Medicine students receive online universal precautions training prior to their first and third years.