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.

Indiana University School of Medicine—Bloomington

The Indiana University School of Medicine Bloomington campus offers a comprehensive medical education while supporting diverse student and faculty research aimed at better understanding the basic mechanisms of disease and improving health sciences education.

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, offering multiple pathways of study leading to Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD, MD and combined degrees. Medical students are enrolled at IU School of Medicine; graduate students are part of the Indiana University Graduate School; and undergraduate students are part of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.

Medical Education in Bloomington

From research programs and clinical enrichment to paid teaching experiences and more, Medical Science students at the IU School of Medicine Bloomington campus have a wide range of enrichment opportunities to make the most of their time at this exceptional campus.

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Iconic Collegial Community

Bloomington, Indiana, is an iconic university city. Medical Science students here enjoy the collegiate atmosphere of a Big 10 campus and access to some of the best music, cultural attractions and festivals in Indiana—all while training for a successful career among the most accomplished physician educators and medical research in the United States.


Elisabeth Curtis

Bloomington MD Student
Elisabeth is a Class of 2019 MD Candidate and Bloomington class representative.

Dr. Douglas Carr

Lecturer in Clinical Surgery and Medicine
Dr. Carr’s inter-professional education modules assist students in the healthcare profession to improve collaboration in healthcare delivery.

Bloomington Campus Areas of Interest

During the summer following the first year of medical school, students can participate in a ten-week NIH-funded research program sponsored by IU School of Medicine. Participants in this program undertake a research project in the laboratory of a Bloomington campus faculty member.

Congrats to Postdoctoral Fellow Sarah Deffit for Receiving a Postdoc Challenge Grant from the Indiana CTSI

Dr. Sarah Deffit, a postdoctoral fellow in the Hundley Lab, was awarded a Core Pilot Grant from the Indiana CTSI. Sarah’s project will utilize both the IUB-Flow Cytometry Facility and the IUB-Center for Genomics and Bioinformatics to characterize RNA editing in neuronal cells.

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Richard Carpenter, PhD
January 30
Medical Sciences Cancer Biology Faculty Candidate
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Cancer Biology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC
“Targeting AKT and HSF1 as a Novel Treatment Strategy in Breast Cancer”
Host: Peter Hollenhorst

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Cancer Biology Positions
Indiana University School of Medicine—Bloomington, Medical Sciences Program
Applications being accepted for a 12-month tenure-track position in cancer biology. Candidates from all areas of cancer-related research are encouraged to apply, especially investigators focusing on cancer metabolism and cancer cell signaling.

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