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.


Student Facilities


The Bloomington campus is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and instrumentation facilities to facilitate innovative life sciences research and discovery. Additional facilities and services in Indianapolis and other IU School of Medicine campuses round out a comprehensive statewide research infrastructure.

Learning Space

The Medical Sciences Program is housed in Jordan Hall on the 1850-acre IU-Bloomington campus. Most of the university buildings are constructed from native limestone from nearby quarries and a small stream meanders through campus, creating a beautiful environment for learning.

Planning is underway for a new regional academic health center in Bloomington, which will become the state’s second largest academic health campus, second only to the IU School of Medicine’s campus in Indianapolis. The facility will allow the School to expand its medical education and research opportunities on the Bloomington campus.

Work and Study Space

There is no shortage of places to study on the Bloomington campus. Some students prefer libraries and quiet spaces while other students like cafes and public spaces. Try out different spots to find your preferred study environment.

For the library types, the Bloomington campus offers several options. The Life Sciences Library is located on the third floor of Jordan Hall and contains the medical, nursing and life sciences collections. A number of private study rooms in the basement offer 24-hour access and require keys or combinations. The Herman B Wells Library is the main library for the Bloomington campus, and the facility has many public and private spaces to study, including some areas with 24-hour access. The IU Health Bloomington Hospital has a medical library as well as classrooms and a medical student lounge where MD students can study. Also, keep in mind that all medical students also have access to all online resources, such as MedLine and various online textbooks, through the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.


Multiple computer labs (also known as Student Technology Centers) are available on campus, but only the lab in the basement of Jordan Hall is exclusively for medical students. It’s the only computer lab where students have unlimited printing capabilities, though some other labs allow printing up to 1000 pages. Jordan Hall also has a Mac lab on the second floor. Note: Secure short-term personal laptop lockers, each equipped with a charging station, are located on the west end of the Indiana Memorial Union Mezzanine.

Housing and Other Personal Space

Finding the perfect place to call home during graduate or medical school is an important decision and essential to maintaining work-life balance. On-campus housing is not provided for MD students, but graduate students in the Medical Sciences Program have on-campus housing options.

The Indiana Daily Student Apartment Guide is a good resource to find off-campus housing. Popular apartment options for medical students (due to value, proximity to campus and/or the hospital, and amenities) include Campus Walk Apartments, Heritage Apartments, Burnham Rentals, The Village at Muller Park and more. Medical Sciences Program staff can also make recommendations.