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.


Campus Life

Campus Life

Bloomington is an affordable city with urban amenities, including theatre productions, live music, art exhibits and a wide-range of culinary options, while still being located in the hilly, forested landscape of south-central Indiana. Medical students in Bloomington enjoy a traditional collegiate learning environment on a beautiful historic campus.

History and Culture

Bloomington and its surrounding area offer outstanding cultural opportunities for students and their families. The University’s world-famous Jacobs School of Music provides an annual calendar of events which includes opera, chamber groups, ensembles, several orchestras, while the Union Board promotes many pop concerts. The University Theater offers year-round productions. The Eskenazi Museum of Art exhibits paintings, sculptures, and other art objects, and schedules frequent displays of visiting art collections.


Indiana University athletic teams are part of the Big Ten Conference and provide a wide variety of spectator sports, including soccer, swimming and diving, basketball, track, football, gymnastics and wrestling. The campus is the original home of the movie “Breaking Away” and the famous Little 500 bike race.

Personal Recreation

The School of Public Health operates exceptional recreational sports facilities on campus that offer indoor pools, tracks, fitness equipment, weight rooms and fitness classes. IU School of Medicine-Bloomington students have free access with their student ID. IU Recreational Sports also offers numerous intramural league opportunities.

Southern Indiana is covered rolling hills and lush forests and boasts several lakes. Outdoor recreational facilities are abundant with three nearby state parks, including Brown County State Park and McCormick’s Creek State Park, two nearby state forests, and the 180,000-acre Hoosier National Forest. Lake Monroe, five miles south of Bloomington, is the largest lake in the State of Indiana and along with other small lakes, provides opportunities for canoeing, sailing, water-skiing and fishing. Two winter ski resorts are nearby. Several large commercial caves are located in the area and numerous non-commercial limestone caves are explored annually by student and faculty spelunkers.
Explore this historic campus and community. Whether it’s time to study or blow off steam, the Bloomington campus and surrounding city offer exceptional facilities and experiences.