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IU School of Medicine’s Evansville campus offers the same four-year medical education curriculum that’s available at all the school’s statewide campuses, which facilitates a continuity of learning, teaching and community involvement. Centralized on six competencies and mastery of core information, IU School of Medicine-Evansville provides an organized learning experience for medical students to gain the skills and knowledge needed for graduation, residency, internships and beyond.
Medical students in Evansville benefit from collaborative partnerships with other academic institutions, including University of Southern Indiana and University of Evansville. A large and dedicated volunteer clinical faculty team further advances student learning through hands-on exposure to patient care.
Third- and fourth-year required clerkships and electives are offered at a variety of clinical facilities in the Tri-State area, and IU School of Medicine–Evansville students train side-by-side with experienced physicians during these rotations.
MD Enrichment Programs in Evansville
The IU School of Medicine Evansville campus offers a variety of electives to offer medical students an opportunity to pursue training in specific areas of interest. Elective courses in both basic science and clinical sciences help round out the overall student experience in medical education and allow opportunities to strengthen areas of weakness.
Evansville’s Scholarly Concentration, Quality and Innovation in Health Care, trains future clinicians to be leaders in quality improvement and safety. Starting in the summer after Year 1, medical students work in multidisciplinary teams to tackle real-world problems at a community hospital (Deaconess, St. Vincent, Good Samaritan, Memorial Hospital & Health Care Center), the Vanderburgh County Health Department, or the IU School of Medicine-Evansville student clinic.
Projects may stem from any area of medicine, including but not limited to: opioid stewardship, sepsis management, reducing readmission following surgery, concussion management, and reducing bed turnaround time. Through completion of team-based, project-oriented courses in quality improvement, students earn their Six Sigma Green Belt. As required by all Scholarly Concentrations, students also have the opportunity to present their work and submit a publication for peer-review.
The Hospital Medical Education (HME) is an optional summer program for medical students who have completed one year of study. The programs offers students an opportunity to spend time with medical staff and personnel to learn about the various aspects of the health care system. HME is offered in various departments and specialties within a hospital setting as well as in private practice offices.
The Indiana University Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS) facilitates medical student participation in various medical research and experiential opportunities–ranging from summer programs with IU School of Medicine to year-long opportunities across the world.
The Bachelor of Medicine, B/MD program is a dual program offered through four leading academic institutions in southern Indiana, allowing students to earn an undergraduate degree while receiving a provisional seat to the Indiana University School of Medicine upon graduation. Each university has unique requirements and benefits for their respective program.