The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.

Neurology

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Clinical Care

Neurology is a non-surgical medical specialty that focuses on the human nervous system disorders. Physician educators in the Department of Neurology at IU School of Medicine are focused on better understanding neurological conditions in children, adolescents and adults in order to improve prevention and treatments. As part of the IU School of Medicine’s tripartite mission, the department is deeply involved in training the next generation of physicians and investigators in neurological care and research.

The Department of Neurology is located in the new IU Health Neuroscience Center, a state-of-the-art outpatient center that unites all the specialties that involve neuroscience, including neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuropsychology and neuroradiology. It is also home of the main outpatient Neurophysiology (EEG, EMG and Evoked Potentials) laboratory at IU Health. The adjoining Indiana University Neurosciences Research building enables clinicians, basic scientists and physician scientists in the neurosciences to collaborate in research, education and patient care in an environment that is rarely achieved in academic medicine.

Residents in the Neurology Department at IU School of Medicine are accomplished graduate medical students with a passion to research and treat diseases of the nervous system. Consistent with national trends, about 80 percent of residency program graduates pursue fellowship training and have successfully secured post-residency training at Indiana University School of Medicine and other well-respected institutions throughout the United States.

Movement Disorders

The Department of Neurology’s Movement Disorders Program provides state-of-the-art care for patients with a variety of involuntary abnormal movements, such as Parkinson disease, tremor, Huntington’s disease, Tourette syndrome, dystonia and tardive dyskinesia. In collaboration with the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurosurgery, the IU Deep Brain Stimulation Program provides surgical therapy for patients with Parkinson Disease, essential tremor and dystonia.

Neurology Clinical Care Facilities

Patients with suspected or diagnosed neuromuscular disease are evaluated and managed by Department of Neurology physician specialists at the IU Health Neuroscience Center. The department’s neuro-oncology program combines the expertise of neurologists, neurosurgeons, radiation and medical oncologists to offer the latest treatment options for cancer patients. This program, focusing on patients with primary and metastatic tumors of the brain and spine, is exceptional in its ability to integrate all aspects of care, including chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Services include state-of-the-art diagnostic technology, such as electrodiagnosis, muscle and nerve biopsy, and genetic testing.

This tertiary referral center welcomes patients referred by other physicians throughout Indiana. The patient population tends to be complex, diagnostically challenging and in need of specialized therapies. University Hospital includes a dedicated neuroscience intensive care unit.

This is a large community hospital with patients referred by physicians throughout Indiana. The Methodist Hospital service includes several intensive care units and a large Neurology service.

A tertiary referral center for pediatric patients needing specialized treatments, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health includes an active Pediatric Stroke Program, an epilepsy monitoring unit, and several subspecialty ambulatory clinics. The IU Neurofibromatosis Clinic is based at this hospital and is the only clinic for comprehensive care of those with neurofibromatosis in the state of Indiana. The Center provides diagnosis, genetic counseling and management for patients of all ages with neurofibromatosis (NF). Patients with NF type 1, NF type 2 and schwannomatosis receive care.

Eskenazi Health Services serves residents of Marion County. The neurologic services at this facility consists of common inner-city acute care problems with an abundance of vascular disease, epilepsy and complications of general medical illness. In addition, afternoon outpatient clinics emphasize ambulatory neurology. Eskenazi Health also has a dedicated stroke unit.

The Richard Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a designated VA referral center with a broad spectrum of acute and chronic neurologic patients. Two half-day outpatient clinics are offered per week for neurology residents.

Outpatient clinics are focused on stroke prevention. Acute stroke evaluation and treatment begins in Emergency Departments with the collaboration of the emergency department staff and includes thrombolytic drugs and mechanical thrombectomy. Acute stroke care continues in specialized hospital units prepared to monitor acute stroke patients and take actions to limit complications. Rehabilitation services are an integral part of stroke care and include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy supervised by physiatrists.