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Help us make a generational move

The next step in the evolution of IU School of Medicine is about to unfold in Indianapolis. 

A new center for medical education and research—where generations of Indiana healers will train and transformational medical discoveries will unfold—will soon rise north of downtown.

These future physicians and the breakthroughs we make will benefit countless patients. And we hope you join us in fulfilling that mission by investing in this state-of-the-art facility.


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Join us in reshaping health

We are fortunate to have loyal donors who believe in our mission. They inspire and empower our work to educate skilled physicians and conduct research to revolutionize health.

Your gifts will help this mission take a critical step forward.

They can help create a supportive, state-of-the-art environment where many of Indiana’s future healers will train. And they can enable IU School of Medicine to offer talented researchers the best facilities to transform bold ideas into breakthrough treatments.

Together, we will take another step in allowing patients in Indiana and beyond to live longer and live better.

Leave your mark

We will recognize generous gifts through naming opportunities in IU School of Medicine’s new flagship building. To discuss how you can leave a lasting impact, contact Sam Kinder, senior director of development.

  • Clinical Learning Center

    $8 million

    Located on the third floor, the center will house exam rooms, simulation suites, virtual reality resources, telemedicine, and an open bay bed to replicate a hospital setting.

  • Gross Anatomy Lab

    $5 million

    A staple of medical education, the anatomy lab will be situated on the second floor in a modern space with 25 bays for anatomical training. The lab will also have two flexible rooms, bone storage, cremation, and cold storage.

  • Atrium

    $5 million

    As the centerpiece of the building, the sunlit atrium will rise through the first three floors of the academic building, serving as a social hub, a gathering place, and a welcoming center for guests. It’s well suited to host large events such as the White Coat ceremony and Match Day celebration.

  • Innovation Library

    $4 million

    The library will do what libraries have traditionally done—link our students, faculty, and scientists with the latest in biomedical literature. But over its three floors, this library will include spaces for virtual reality, 3-D printing, and one-button video production.

  • Tiered Lecture Halls (2)

    $3.5 million each

    Off the main atrium, each space can accommodate up to 200 students and be combined to house larger gatherings.

  • Surgical Skills Center

    $3 million

    Located on the second floor, the surgical skills center will offer cadaver-based training for students, residents, and fellows. Residents in surgery and emergency medicine will also have 24/7 access to the lab.

  • Case Method Classrooms (8)

    $2 million each

    Spread through the first three floors of the building, these eight classrooms will be circular in shape, allowing everyone to see each other. Such spaces facilitate a collaborative environment where students begin applying foundational knowledge to find solutions to clinical problems. 

  • Learning Communities (12)

    $1 million each

    To make the nation’s largest medical school feel smaller, IU will organize students in 12 learning communities, each receiving support from an appointed faculty member. Each will have a designated space, serving as a home away from home where future physicians can study and relax.

  • Exam Rooms (12)

    $250,000 each

    An integral component of health science, modern exam rooms enable us to test clinical performance and competency in spaces that recreate the environment awaiting our students when they begin caring for patients. 

  • Conference Room


    The need for larger meeting space is essential for our community of faculty members and learners. These rooms will facilitate collaboration and communication while supporting the growth and development of future health care providers.

  • Debrief Room


    Following simulation exercises in the Center for Clinical learning, students will come to these third-floor debriefing rooms to discuss, learn and reflect on their experiences. It’s where they can safely ask, “What happened?” It’s also where they can build their teamwork and clinical skills, preparing them for the future. 

  • Collaboration Room


    Located on the sixth floor, our three collaboration rooms will be similar in size spaces to the conference rooms. Collaboration is at the forefront of their design, with customizable seating that fosters growth in our student community. 

  • Group Study


    Physicians must work as part of a multidisciplinary team. IU School of Medicine tries to develop these collaborative skills as vital part of the curriculum. Located on the second and third floors, the group study space will promote this teamwork training, ensuring our graduates are equipped with the competencies to succeed in their careers. 

  • Faculty Huddle Area


    A faculty huddle area gives our faculty and staff a place to interact daily, exchange ideas and begin collaborations. The space will deepen the connection between faculty and staff members. Research scientists and clinical physicians can come here to address the world’s most pressing health care challenges. 

  • Interview Room


    The interview room is often the first impression medical school candidates have of IU School of Medicine. This room will provide prospective students a warm welcome as they begin their journey with the school. 

  • Focus Room


    A focus room provides a quiet, distraction-free environment conducive to concentration and focus. In a bustling medical school, this is where students can retreat. Located on the fifth, sixth, and seventh floors, these smaller spaces provide opportunities for students to eliminate distractions and concentrate on the rigorous coursework of medical school.

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Bobby King  |  Nov 30, 2022