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MD Enrichment Programs
The Bloomington campus with its local clinical partners offers a variety of clinical electives for fourth year medical students. Students obtain clinical practice and patient care experience in a real-world context as they train in primary care, specialized care, private practice and hospital settings in the Bloomington community.
Medical students in Bloomington have the opportunity to pursue graduate studies leading to a combined MD/PhD or MD/MS degree. The MD degree is administered by the School of Medicine and the PhD and MS degree is offered by the IU’s University Graduate School and the specific academic department.
A coordinated flexible schedule makes it possible for medical students to pursue advanced study and research in a specific field. Close personal faculty guidance is provided in the preclinical curriculum, which is adjustable to the background, needs and special interests of each student. Students may complete the requirements for an advanced research degree prior to, concurrent with or upon completion of the clinical years of medicine. Applicants to the combined degree program must be accepted by both IU School of Medicine MD Admissions and University Graduate School admissions.