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.


IU School of Medicine offers a positive, inclusive teaching and learning environment that embodies the core values of excellence, respect, integrity, diversity and cooperation at every step of the journey to becoming a practicing physician and/ or medical researcher and into professional practice. With an innovative MD curriculum; nationally recognized research programs; and strong, statewide clinical partnerships for patient care across nine campuses, the school is uniquely equipped to prepare the next generation of healers and transform health and wellness in Indiana and beyond.

Modern Medical Education

With a refreshed MD curriculum, medical students at IU School of Medicine benefit from a strong integration of basic science and clinical experience. And with an interprofessional emphases, students train to work alongside their colleagues in other fields of medicine. The new MD curriculum ensures future physicians are prepared to succeed in the modern healthcare environment.

Collaborative Residency

IU School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education programs provide a balance of primary, secondary, tertiary and inpatient quartiary care; ambulatory care; emergency care; and community health. This is possible through five main affiliate hospitals and many prestigious research and care centers on the Indianapolis campus and across the state that are staffed by IU School of Medicine faculty.

Advanced Research Training

IU School of Medicine offers a range of programs that lead to a Master’s degree or a PhD. Combined degree programs and doctoral minors are also available. The Graduate Division is the research arm of IU School of Medicine education programs and handles applications to the PhD, MS and certificates programs. Degrees are conferred by IU Graduate School.
Undergraduate Health Professions Students
MD Students
Graduate Degree Students
Resident and Fellow Physicians

Medical Education Programs

School Alumni and Supporter Continuing Medical Education Medical Board Examination Residency MD Program Postdoctoral Program Graduate Degree Undergraduate Education 4 Years 4 Years 2 Years Continuous Continuous Professional Practice 4 Years 3-7 Years 3-6 Months Dual Degree +2 Years Optional Suggested Professional Work Fellowship 1-3 Years Board Certification


More than 1400 students are enrolled in the IU School of Medicine’s fully accredited MD program, making this the largest school of medicine in the United States. Another 200+ students are working toward graduate degrees as part of a PhD program offered by IU School of Medicine. In addition, the school supports more than 1100 resident physicians and fellows in its graduate medical education program. IU School of Medicine alumni and faculty as well as practicing physicians throughout the United States benefit from the School’s continuing medical education offerings. The opportunity to earn dual degrees—such as MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA and MD/MS—while attending IU School of Medicine is also available on some campuses.

Medical Service Learning

The IU School of Medicine medical education program strongly encourages and provides many opportunities statewide for medical students to participate in medical service-learning and community service activities as part of their training. These structured learning experiences actively engage students, faculty and community members to intentionally connect community-identified concerns with institutional learning objectives.

Global Clinical Care

The school’s community engagement work is not limited to Indiana. The IU School of Medicine Global Health program includes work opportunities in Kenya, Honduras, Mexico and El Salvador for medical student clerkships and electives.
Michael P. McKenna, MD

Michael P. McKenna, MD

Assistant Dean for Career Mentoring
Dr. Michael McKenna is a general pediatrician and serves as an Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency program. He teaches students and residents and writes an IU School of Medicine blog: Roadmap to Residency
William J. Sullivan, PhD

William J. Sullivan, PhD

Showalter Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
With a dedicated focus on the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii for more than two decades, Professor Sullivan is a national expert who’s also an active educator at IU School of Medicine in the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology as well as Microbiology and Immunology.