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.

Among the most appealing aspects of the Fort Wayne campus is free student parking. That’s right; medical students park in any lot or garage here—for free, anytime. This campus also hosts the Student Research Fellowship Program, which 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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Research

Exciting medical research is underway at IU School of Medicine—Fort Wayne. Faculty at this campus collaboratively conduct research in areas of neuroscience, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and stroke. The Fort Wayne medical research facility provides spacious laboratories for each of the basic science faculty members at this campus.

Students at IU School of Medicine—Fort Wayne have opportunities to work with basic science and clinical faculty on research throughout the academic year. Additionally, IU School of Medicine—Fort Wayne is the co-sponsor of the Student Research Fellowship Program, which provides basic science and clinical research opportunities to medical students in a nine-week comprehensive program each summer.

Faculty Spotlight

Jui-Hung (Jimmy) Yen, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne. His work to develop anti-inflammatory therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases includes ischemic stroke and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is also working to further dissect the molecular mechanisms underlying the protective effects of these treatments.

Student Research Programs

Several research opportunities are available to students at the Fort Wayne campus and throughout the community.

The Student Research Fellowship Program is a nine-week summer program open to undergraduate, graduate and medical students interested in strengthening basic research skills and practical experience conducting research independently.

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 Fort Wayne campus faculty member.

The Community Research Consortium provides clinical research opportunities for residents and medical students as well as trainees in physician assistant, nurse practitioner, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and nursing programs. For information about the Community Research Consortium, email Gina Bailey or call 260-481-6731.

Medical Research Updates

IU School of Medicine is conducting advanced medical research at its campuses throughout Indiana. 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 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.