The Medical Sciences Program is housed in the Regional Academic Health Center on the 1850-acre IU-Bloomington campus. Most of the university buildings are constructed from native limestone from nearby quarries and a small stream meanders through campus, creating a beautiful environment for learning. It is the state’s second largest academic health campus, second only to the IU School of Medicine’s campus in Indianapolis.
Work and Study Space
There is no shortage of places to study on the Bloomington campus. Some students prefer libraries and quiet spaces while other students like cafes and public spaces. Try out different spots to find your preferred study environment.
For the library types, the Bloomington campus offers several options. The Life Sciences Library is located on the third floor of Jordan Hall and contains the medical, nursing and life sciences collections. A number of private study rooms in the basement offer 24-hour access and require keys or combinations. The Herman B Wells Library is the main library for the Bloomington campus, and the facility has many public and private spaces to study, including some areas with 24-hour access. The IU Health Bloomington Hospital has a medical library as well as classrooms and a medical student lounge where MD students can study. Also, keep in mind that all medical students also have access to all online resources, such as MedLine and various online textbooks, through the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
Multiple computer labs are available on campus, but only the lab in the basement of Jordan Hall is exclusively for medical students. It’s the only computer lab where students have unlimited printing capabilities, though some other labs allow printing up to 1000 pages. Jordan Hall also has a Mac lab on the second floor.
Housing and Other Personal Space
Finding the perfect place to call home during graduate or medical school is an important decision and essential to maintaining work-life balance. On-campus housing is not provided for MD students, but graduate students in the Medical Sciences Program have on-campus housing options.
The Indiana Daily Student Apartment Guide is a good resource to find off-campus housing. Popular apartment options for medical students (due to value, proximity to campus and/or the hospital, and amenities) include Campus Walk Apartments, Heritage Apartments, Burnham Rentals, The Village at Muller Park and more. Medical Sciences Program staff can also make recommendations.