IU School of Medicine’s Bloomington campus offers the same high quality medical education curriculum that’s available at all the school’s statewide campuses, which enables continuity of learning, teaching and community involvement.
Like other campuses outside Indianapolis, Bloomington offers smaller medical education class size. Close collaboration between students and faculty, and opportunities to become part of the local medical community, are other appealing attributes of the Bloomington campus.
Instruction in the basic sciences here involves extensive clinical integration at IU-Health Bloomington Hospital, and the third-year clerkships at this campus are longitudinal, spanning the entire academic year. Students also have many opportunities to interact with the community through medical service-learning in Bloomington. For students who wish to pursue an interest in medical research may obtain a dual degree—either a MD/PhD or MD/MS degree.
MD Enrichment Programs
The Bloomington campus with its local clinical partners offers a variety of clinical electives for fourth year medical students. Students obtain clinical practice and patient care experience in a real-world context as they train in primary care, specialized care, private practice and hospital settings in the Bloomington community.
Medical students in Bloomington have the opportunity to pursue graduate studies leading to a combined MD/PhD or MD/MS degree. The MD degree is administered by the School of Medicine and the PhD and MS degree is offered by the IU’s University Graduate School and the specific academic department.
A coordinated flexible schedule makes it possible for medical students to pursue advanced study and research in a specific field. Close personal faculty guidance is provided in the preclinical curriculum, which is adjustable to the background, needs and special interests of each student. Students may complete the requirements for an advanced research degree prior to, concurrent with or upon completion of the clinical years of medicine. Applicants to the combined degree program must be accepted by both IU School of Medicine MD Admissions and University Graduate School admissions.