Academic Departments

Academic Departments

With an emphasis on collaboration, a diverse and expert mix of faculty

Academic Departments

Indiana University School of Medicine is comprised of 25 academic departments that cover basic science and clinical science areas of medicine. More than 2000 faculty, 1400 medical students, 1100 residents and fellows, and approximately 200 graduate PhD students work and learn throughout these departments. The school’s relentless emphasis on advancing medical research to improve patient care and clinical outcomes inspires strong private-industry partnerships; generous funding; and vital collaborations among faculty members, departments, other health science schools at Indiana University, and other medical schools throughout the world.

Faculty at IU School of Medicine enjoy a collaborative professional environment, where research scientists and clinical physicians at all stages of their career work together to address the world’s most pressing health care challenges. The school’s Faculty Affairs and Professional Development programs along with a nationally recognized Continuing Medical Education program ensure that faculty in each department experience ongoing professional growth and development.

25 Academic Departments
1430 Medical Students
1100 Residents and Fellows
224 Graduate PhD Students

Basic Science

Medical education and research at IU School of Medicine begins with basic science, the foundation of health assessment, diagnosis and treatment. Basic science researchers explore the foundations of biology, including genetics, cellular behavior, anatomy, immunology and pharmacology. Medical students are quickly challenged to apply basic science to clinical scenarios, and the school’s graduate degree programs, including a MD/PhD dual degree program, prepares both physicians and medical scientists to gain competitive skills for a successful career.

Record-High Funding

Record-High FundingIn the last four years, IU School of Medicine has grown its NIH research funding by more than 70 percent, to more than $189 million, placing the school among the top 28 NIH-funded medical schools in the US.

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CTE, Alzheimer's Pathology

Bernardino Ghetti, MD, IU School of Medicine neuropathologist, discovered an unidentified element adjacent to the tau of CTE, which does not exist in the Alzheimer’s tau.

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Clinical Science

Faculty educators at IU School of Medicine are practicing physicians at Indiana’s most respected teaching hospitals, providing medical students and residents valuable exposure to patient care in a wide range of medical cases. With guidance from physicians who are experts in their fields, med students rotate through core medical specialties to practice patient interaction, laboratory analysis and case management as part of a cross-functional team. Exposure to diverse clinical settings helps student prepare for placement in the most competitive residency programs.

Concussion Study

Concussion Study

NCAA and Department of Defense expand concussion study with $22.5 million in new funding for IU School of Medicine.

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Colon Cancer Screening

Colon Cancer Screening

New data shows that average-risk patients can safely use a home stool test instead of a colonoscopy for screening.


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Join the IU School of Medicine Team

With more than 60 academic departments and specialty divisions across nine campuses statewide and strong clinical partnerships with Indiana’s most advanced hospitals and physician networks, IU School of Medicine offers a work environment that enables all to reach their full potential. Here, the world’s most celebrated experts in critical areas of medicine enjoy a distinctive career with high-impact research and teaching opportunities.

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