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.

Educational Track PhD in Anatomy and Cell Biology Curriculum

For the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree associated with the Educational Track in Anatomy, a student must complete a total of 90 credit hours. Most of these hours, 65 credits, come from this list of required coursework.

Rigorous training in the major anatomical disciplines of gross anatomy, histology, neuroscience and cell biology; supervised and mentored teaching experiences with medical students and graduate students.

  • ANAT A620 Human Structure (8)
  • MSCI M630 Molecules to Cells and Tissues (8)
  • MSCI M660 Neuroscience and Behavior (6)
  • PHSL P640 Fundamentals of Health and Disease (6)
  • ANAT A850 Seminar (1); required yearly, which would sum to 5 credit hours assuming a 5-year degree completion time; this seminar series focuses on educational topics rather than bench research.
  • ANAT A878 Anatomy Teaching Practicum (2); supervised teaching in Gross Anatomy, Histology, and Neuroscience (repeated for 4 hours total); this teaching entails lecturing as well as assisting in laboratory instruction.

Fundamentals of pedagogy and assessment, including educational research and scholarship

  • MSCI M620 Pedagogical Methods in the Health Sciences (3)
    OR SHRS W672 College Teaching Methodologies (3)
  • EDUC J500 Instruction in the Context of Curriculum (3)
    OR EDUC C750 Curriculum in Higher Education (3)
  • EDUC P540 Learning and Cognition in Education (3)
  • EDUC Y611 Qualitative Inquiry in Education (3)
  • EDUC Y521 Methodological Approaches to Educational Inquiry (3) (PREFERED)
    OR EDUC Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry (3)
    In special circumstances, either EDUC Y510 Action Research (3) or EDUC C750 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (3) may substitute for Y521 or Y520 with permission of the student’s advisory committee.
  • And ONE of these courses: EDUC Y525 Survey Research (3) OR EDUC Y603 Statistical Design of Educational Research (3) OR EDUC C750 Topical Seminar (3) OR another education course if approved by the student’s advisory committee.

Statistical tools needed to properly design and evaluate educational research projects

  • EDUC Y502 Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education (3); requires concurrent registration with EDUC Y500 Computer Lab for Educational Statistics (1) (prerequisite: EDUC Y520 Strategies for Educational Inquiry or a course in basic statistics)
  • EDUC Y604 Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research (3); requires concurrent registration with EDUC Y500 Computer Lab for Educational Statistics (1)

Electives to be selected in consultation with advisor. Students are encouraged to take one or more advanced courses in the biomedical sciences, education or statistics.

  • ANAT A530 Special Topics (cr. arr.), a supervised readings course with a faculty mentor (may be repeated for credit)
  • ANAT A800 Dissertation Research (cr. arr.), sufficient to complete the 90 credit hour degree requirement

A qualifying examination tests knowledge of anatomy, grasp of relevant literature, and ability to form educational research hypotheses and design studies to test these hypotheses. Normally, the qualifying examination is taken after the student has completed all course work for the PhD. The culmination of the PhD program is the writing of the dissertation, which is required of all doctoral students. The dissertation must be an original contribution to knowledge and of high scholarly merit.