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Plans for new medical campus tightly intertwine education, research and clinical care.

Built to Succeed

rendering of the new campus

IU School of Medicine, in partnership with its clinical partner IU Health, is planning to build and operate an academic health campus at 16th and Capitol Streets in downtown Indianapolis near the current locations of Methodist Hospital and the Stark Neurosciences Center.

The new campus is part of a larger project that will consolidate the operations of University and Methodist Hospitals onto one campus, with a new state-of-the art clinical facility providing both inpatient and outpatient services. The School of Medicine will migrate all its Indianapolis-based medical school academic functions to the new campus, providing medical education, residency and fellowship opportunities to the next generation of health care providers. In addition, the school will build upon its research mission and conduct basic science and clinical research in close proximity to the investigators and clinical faculty that will occupy the new campus.

Initial plans for the project include both academic/ teaching facilities and a research component, along with operational support and administrative functions. Current educational plans include an approximately 250,000 square foot teaching facility that will include classrooms, interactive learning facilities, clinical simulation, anatomical laboratories, computational science, and interprofessional learning environments.

The facility will also house all programmatic and student support services such as admissions, registrar, financial aid, academic and professional counseling, Graduate Medical Education, Medical Student Education, Continuing Medical Education, diversity affairs, and graduate and health professional programs.

The research facilities include approximately 100,000 square feet that will house cutting-edge scientific capabilities in wet bench/ basic research, computational science, animal research, and clinical trials. Construction on the educational components will begin in 2022 and are expected to be completed over around 24 months.

Design Guide

Four principles will guide development of the new Academic Medical Center facilities:


Build 21st century care delivery platforms that provide world-class patient experience and clinical care.


Invest in flexible design models to ensure the lowest operating and reprogramming costs in the nation.


Design a fiscally sustainable health campus that balances capital investment, corporate and social responsibility, facility operations, and technology.


Drive service demand management by providing the right care, at the right time, in the best location–and with the best quality and outcomes.

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