MD Education

While the medical education curriculum across all nine IU School of Medicines’ campuses statewide share the same program objectives, students and faculty at the Indianapolis location can experience the benefits of being at the largest School of Medicine campus while also taking advantage of small-group community opportunities through organizations such as the College & House program.

Classrooms range from large lecture halls to small-group study rooms, and students and faculty at this campus benefit from convenient proximity to some of the largest teaching hospitals in the state of Indiana as well as the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center and other clinical care facilities. The clinical education portion of the IU School of Medicine MD curriculum, including third- and fourth-year clerkships and electives in Indianapolis, are held at these patient care facilities.

Indianapolis is home to an array of research centers, and students have the opportunity to complement the educational experience with research by working with faculty on various projects. Summer research opportunities range from cell research to hands-on clinical research.

The opportunity to earn dual degrees—such as MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA and MD/MS while attending the Indianapolis campus for IU School of Medicine is also available. Dual degree programs are also available at the West Lafayette and South Bend campuses.

Additional Medical Education Programs in Indianapolis

IU School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education programs provide primary, secondary, tertiary and inpatient quartiary care; ambulatory care; emergency care; and community health through affiliations with teaching hospitals and partnerships with many prestigious research and care centers on the Indianapolis campus and across the state that are staffed by IU School of Medicine faculty. Explore the IU School of Medicine residency and fellowship programs available in Indianapolis.

IU School of Medicine-Indianapolis offers a variety of programs that lead to a Master’s degree or a PhD. Combined degree programs and doctoral minors are also available. Learn more about the IU School of Medicine Graduate Division programs.

IU School of Medicine offers undergraduate degrees in core areas of health professions and undergraduate coursework. The Health Professions Program offerings at the Indianapolis campus cover ten areas of focus and are designed to train and prepare critical personnel for delivery of wellness and medical care. Each program is administered by faculty within the related clinical department of IU School of Medicine.

For practicing physicians, the IU School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education applies evidence-based adult learning principles that recognize different learning preferences and styles to develop live learning opportunities (such as symposia, conferences, workshops, seminars, live webcasts, mini-fellowships and regularly scheduled sessions) as well as materials in print, multimedia and Internet-based formats to improve population health status and outcomes.