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.


Education Track in Anatomy Program (PhD)

The Education Track in Anatomy PhD Program is designed to produce doctoral-level anatomy educators capable of teaching all anatomical disciplines to undergraduate, graduate or medical students and producing high-quality educational research. Information is available here on the degree requirements as well as program admissions and financial aid.

Degree Requirements

For the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree associated with the Education Track in Anatomy, a student must complete a total of 90 credit hours. Most of these hours (65 credits) are earned through required coursework. Please explore the program curriculum to learn more.


The application deadline for the Education Track in Anatomy PhD program at IU School of Medicine-Bloomington is January 15. Applications must be submitted through the IUPUI Graduate Office.

To qualify for admission in the Education Track in Anatomy PhD Program, applicants must have:

  • The equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution of higher education, preferably in biology or a related scientific field with GPA of 3.4 .
  • GRE score above the 50th percentile overall, with strong scores on the writing portion of the test.

Students with prior graduate or professional school training (e.g., a Master’s degree) are given special consideration.

  • A personal statement that describes the applicant’s background and interests, and explains why this program meets his or her career goals
  • Three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s suitability for a career in teaching and the potential of independent educational scholarship
  • Applicants should arrange for test scores to be sent to Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis from the testing service company

For GRE Scores, use Institution Code 1325 (Indiana Univ. – Purdue Univ.: Indianapolis) and Department Code 0609 (Medical Sciences). For MCAT Scores, use MCAS Code 129 (Indiana University School of Medicine).

When completing the online application, applicants should make the following selections in the Intended Program and Plan section:

What type of degree do you intend to pursue?Doctoral/PhD or Master’s/MS
Academic ProgramAnatomy
Academic PlanAnatomy PhD Education Track
Are you applying to a dual degree program?No

Letters of recommendation may be submitted through the online application system or mailed directly to the address below. College transcripts must be mailed directly to:
James J. Brokaw, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Indiana University School of Medicine
Medical Science Building, Room 5035
635 Barnhill Drive
Indianapolis , IN 46202-5120

Financial Aid

Qualified PhD applicants may be funded via Associate Instructor teaching positions that include a 10-month salary and fee-remission awards. Associate Instructor positions are available on a competitive basis, and the graduate student must reapply for a position each year. To apply, complete the IU School of Medicine—Bloomington Associate Instructorship Application and mail to Jackie Cullison, JH 104, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.