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Fast facts: Top reasons to love all nine campuses

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Have you ever wondered what makes each of IU School of Medicine’s nine campuses unique? Check out a few reasons why students love their campus.  


  • Located on Indiana University’s flagship campus in Bloomington—with dozens of cultures represented in the food and arts scene 
  • Basketball. Need we say more? 
  • The campus will soon be getting a brand new academic health center—one of the largest in the state 
  • Hosts a Scholarly Concentration in Human Sexuality and Health


  • The school is located in the brand new, state-of-the-art Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in the heart of downtown Evansville—complete with a 25,000-square-foot clinical simulation center 
  • Awards more scholarships than any other campus—with $250,000 in awards last year alone 
  • As a tri-state city, offers a vibrant food, culture, and entertainment scene 
  • Hosts a Scholarly Concentration in Quality and Innovation in Health Care

Fort Wayne 

  • The second-largest metropolitan area in Indiana with a blend of affordable housing, great restaurants and no shortage of things to do across the city 
  • Large hospital systems with Level II Trauma Centers, diverse patient populations and a wealth of valuable clinical experiences 
  • Free parking on campus and at clinical sites 
  • Hosts a Scholarly Concentration in Health Systems Science


  • Located in the 12th largest city in the U.S., this is the largest medical campus in the IU School of Medicine system, giving students access to diverse patient populations 
  • Home of a busy Student Outreach Clinic, providing much-needed care to Indianapolis’ underinsured and uninsured populations
  • Hosts dual degree programs such as the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), which grants students an MD as well as a PhD in a biomedical science
  • Hosts Scholarly Concentrations in Business of Medicine, Genetics in Medicine, Health Information Technology, and Public Health


  • Students benefit from being able to develop skills in a 10,000-square-foot clinical simulation center as well a Healthy Lifestyle Center 
  • Home of the Ball Brothers Foundation’s Maplewood Mansion—where many visiting students stay during clinical clerkships in Muncie 
  • As the only campus located on hospital property, the Muncie campus affords students easy access to clinical mentors and shadowing 
  • Hosts a Scholarly Concentration in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention


  • The campus is only 25 miles from Chicago—making it easy for students to access amenities in one of the largest cities in the U.S. 
  • Near five Federally-Qualified Health Centers—providing students access to diverse clinical populations  
  • Because of the campus’ location near IU-Northwest, students have access to unwind with free art exhibits, virtual reality games and fitness amenities 
  • Hosts a Scholarly Concentration in Urban Medicine and Health Care Disparities

South Bend 

  • Home of the student-run Navari Student Outreach Clinic, which serves the underserved in South Bend 
  • Offers multiple dual degree programs such as the MD/MS in global health—a collaboration with Notre Dame University 
  • Located adjacent to Notre Dame’s iconic campus and a vibrant restaurant and shopping scene 
  • Hosts a Scholarly Concentration in Ethics, Equity and Justice

Terre Haute 

  • Home of the student-led Molly Wheat Memorial Clinic, which serves the area’s underserved patient populations 
  • Located near Indiana State University’s campus—connecting students with a bustling college atmosphere 
  • The location for the school’s Rural Medical Education Program 
  • Hosts a Scholarly Concentration in Rural Health

West Lafayette

  • Located on Purdue University’s West Lafayette campus, students benefit from a culturally buzzing Big Ten school environment—with numerous sports, food and other activities  
  • Between the first and second year of medical school, students can participate in a Summer Emergency Room Shadowing Program, during which students are assigned full-time to an emergency medicine physician in an apprentice-like situation 
  • Some students say it’s pretty fun wearing their IU gear on a Purdue campus—they also say the tight-knit community is pretty great, too  
  • Hosts a Scholarly Concentration in Care of Hispanic/Latino Patients as well as Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology 


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