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.



Campus Life

Campus Life

IU School of Medicine-Evansville campus is situated on the campus of University of Southern Indiana, a beautiful wooded campus located about three miles west of Evansville, the third largest city in Indiana, giving students access to plenty of entertainment, extracurricular activities and culture.

Through the efforts of faculty members who continue outstanding research, teaching and service, IU School of Medicine-Evansville students consistently excel in statewide exams, national boards and competency assessments. Medical students here enjoy small class sizes, allowing for close-knit bonds with peers, faculty and staff. And, because of close proximity to local universities such as the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Evansville, IU School of Medicine trainees in Evansville benefit from an inter-professional learning and clinical practice environment. In fact some lodging for third- and fourth-year medical students is at hospital sites.

The nearly 11,000 students on this campus make an energetic but not overcrowded collegiate community, and a relatively low cost of living makes it easy for medical students to enjoy a well-balanced lifestyle. Outside of class, students have an energetic and quickly expanding city to explore and enjoy. Evansville is a city on the verge of expansion. With a thriving downtown, a variety of sporting arenas and teams, parks, museums, festivals and unique restaurants, there is plenty to do here for all interests.


The University of Southern Indiana is a competitive member of NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference with 15 varsity intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. In 2010, the USI men’s baseball team won the NCAA Division II National Championship. The community also rallies for the Evansville Otters baseball team and the Thunderbolts ice hockey team.

Personal Recreation

All students need to make time for rest, relaxation and exercise to stay healthy. A good place to get some exercise at the Evansville campus is the University Recreation and Fitness Center. Medical students at the Evansville campus have full access to this facility at no cost. This fitness center has a 25-meter six-lane indoor pool, a climbing wall, weight room, and large assortment of exercise equipment where students can relax and stay fit. Free exercise classes are also available, and students can enjoy indoor/outdoor basketball and volleyball courts. For runners, great trails are available on campus, including an asphalt pedestrian/bike trail that connects campus to nearby Burdette Park, State Hospital and Wesselman’s Park.

Extracurricular Activities

Students adapting to medical school need to adjust to the amount of class and study time needed for each course. Scheduling time for everything can be difficult, and sometimes things need to be dropped from a medical student’s schedule to maintain course work. However, it is important to keep some time available for extra-curricular activity.

Many students enjoy trivia night at several local restaurants along with physical fitness classes at the REC center on campus. Student at IU School of Medicine-Evansville can also join USI intramural sports, and many do. Various service learning projects are available throughout the year.

More information about the Evansville community is available at Visit Evansville