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.


Medical Research


Faculty researchers at IU School of Medicine—Bloomington and the Medical Sciences Program are defining human disease on the most basic levels through their work in a wide range of range of important topics—from cell division to clinical therapeutics, including cell-signaling and development, chromatin (the macromolecules found in cells), epigenetics (variations that switch genes on and off), the complexities of DNA structure and cancer cell biology. Researchers in Bloomington are supported at every level with access to local administrative and compliance support and exceptional research facilities.

Focused Research Groups

Many faculty collaboratively research areas of cellular medicine, and research facilities at this campus are grouped by focus of work. Five Medical Sciences Research Groups are active at IU School of Medicine—Bloomington: Basic Mechanisms of Disease, Cancer Cell Biology, Cell Signaling and Development, Epigenetics, Genomics and Chromatin, Educational Research Group.

Student Research Programs

During the summer following the first year of medical school, students can participate in a ten-week NIH-funded research program sponsored by IU School of Medicine. Participants in the Student Research Program in Academic Medicine program can undertake a research project in the laboratory of a Bloomington campus faculty member.

Stay Informed about IU School of Medicine Medical Research

IU School of Medicine is conducting advanced medical research at its campuses throughout Indiana. In Bloomington, investigators affiliated with the Medical Sciences Program are exploring topics ranging from the basic mechanisms of disease and cancer cell biology to the epigenetic factors affecting the regulation of gene expression.

To keep track of these developments, IU School of Medicine offers a variety of information resources, including the newsroom and a research blog. To hear faculty researchers describe their work in person, plan to attend seminars in Bloomington or the annual meeting of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, featuring presentations and poster sessions from scientists across the state. Find seminars, scientific presentations and other live events on the IU School of Medicine calendar.