Campus Student Support Services

Medical students at the IU School of Medicine–Evansville campus have privileges to all student services provided locally by the host campus at University of Southern Indiana and can access a range of centralized support services from IU School of Medicine, including financial support and student mistreatment complaint handling. Plus, with small class sizes and faculty who practice a true open-door policy, students at this campus can easily access personalized support needed to ensure success in medical school.

Student Support Services in Evansville

As part of the statewide IU School of Medicine academic advising program, each student is assigned a Lead Advisor and a Volunteer Faculty Advisor. Students can access this support in Evansville by contacting Dr. Keith Powers by phone at 812-461-5410 or by email at powerske@iu.edu. His office is located at 8600 University Blvd in Evansville.

The IU School of Medicine is committed to helping students with disabilities succeed academically. MD students in need of disability accommodations should apply to the IU School of Medicine Disabilities Accommodations Committee.

At the Evansville campus, medical students can access primary care and clinical specialists for medical issues at the USI Student Health Center, a full-service clinic offering medical services, including women’s health services and products, and health information. Special Office Visit Plans are available for IU School of Medicine students. A dental clinic is located on the first floor on the Health Professions Building. For students with private insurance, two acute care outpatient clinics are less than three miles from campus: St. Mary’s Convenient Care West  and Deaconess Clinic West. Both clinics have Emergency Departments.

Medical students in Evansville who are seeking Mental Health Services can access psychiatric and counseling services from IU School of Medicine (by telephone or in person) by Samia Hasan, MDJessica Fultz, MSW, LCSW, and Suzanne Kunkle, PhD. Call 317-278-2381 to schedule an appointment. Locally, in Evansville, students can visit the University of Southern Indiana (USI) Counseling Center for personal mental health counseling. This service is funded as part of student fees and is available at no additional charge to IU School of Medicine students. More information about mental health services at IU School of Medicine–Evansville is available.

The University of Southern Indiana provides on-campus security to all medical students, faculty and staff. Secure escorts to and from buildings after hours are always available should you ever feel unsure. For security and safety issues, please contact the University of Southern Indiana Public Safety office at 812-464-1845.

IU School of Medicine-Evansville enjoys a highly supportive community that has helped raise important scholarship funds. The Evansville campus offers the highest level of local scholarship support of all the school’s campuses. More than 60 percent of students at this campus receive scholarships—an average of $200,000/year in total awards based on academic performance, financial need and donor intent. This level of financial support would not be possible without the generosity of the school’s alumni, donors and Evansville community.

All medical students at the Evansville campus are eligible for scholarship consideration, provided that the FAFSA form is submitted to IU School of Medicine in the Financial Aid office. Some awards carry restrictions regarding academic achievement and/or financial need. Even with restrictions, most students are eligible for one or more of the Evansville campus scholarships.