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.

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Medical Student Facilities

Facilities

IU School of Medicine- Fort Wayne is located on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), the fifth-largest university in the state of Indiana. This campus environment provides medical students with the facilities and resources to succeed—personally and professionally. In addition to 24-hour access to the main facility of IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne, students have access to:

  • Helmke Library
  • Athletic facilities
  • Courses at IPFW, including graduate and undergraduate-level courses
  • University Fitness Center
  • Interprofessional educational activities including simulation labs
  • Cultural events

Learning Space

IU School of Medicine students in Fort Wayne benefit from the Medical Education Center at this location, which includes modern classrooms, teaching laboratories, well-equipped individual faculty research laboratories and a medical library. Classrooms hold a maximum of 32 students.

Work and Study Space

Students study in different places—some in groups and some individually. A range of public study spaces are available, including the library, classrooms, study rooms on campus. Other places to study include the Helmke Library, located in the middle of IPFW’s campus, areas within the Walb Student Union and various coffee shops located throughout Ft. Wayne.

The Fort Wayne campus has computers available for student use in the library (Room 110) and the three designated study areas in the facility, also known as the Medical Education Center (MEC) on campus. The center maintains a small library in room 110 that has various reference textbooks and computer workstations. Computers operate on the IPFW’s network and can be used to print materials for class. Students may use printers for free. Wireless access is available on campus and ports are available at every workstation in the classrooms. Exams are taken on students’ personal laptops through Examsoft.

All medical students also have access to all online resources, such as MedLine and various online textbooks, through the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.

Study Breaks

A quick walk through into Walb Student Union offers a coffee shop and many dining options in the newly renovated Stomping Grounds cafeteria. A medical student lounge is located on the main floor of the Medical Education Building. Three microwaves, two refrigerators, and Direct TV are available for student use. Many students pack their own lunch utilizing the facilities in the lounge. Campus food vendors are located in the basement of the Walb Student Union and the basement of Kettler Hall.

Bookstore

The Follett’s Bookstore in Walb Student Union carries all textbooks for medical students.

Housing and Other Personal Space

Students at the Fort Wayne campus each have their own large locker for personal belongings and a personal study space in the tiered, lecture-style classroom. Each student is also assigned a mailbox in the student lounge for campus mail, announcements, etc. An outgoing mailbox is located in the main office, and a campus post office is located in the Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne campus Printing Services Building. The closest USPS building is located on the corner of Stellhorn Rd. and Maplecrest Rd. Intra-campus mail service is also available.

University-provided student housing is not available for medical students at Fort Wayne, but apartments in Fort Wayne are reasonably priced for students looking to live on their own. Popular Fort Wayne apartment complexes for medical students:

  • Canterbury Green: This is the closest complex to campus. The Medical Education Building is located at the north end of campus within very close walking distance to the complex.
  • Montrose Square
  • Woodbridge