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 Service Learning

Participation in medical service learning programs supplement and enhance medical education with real-world community engagement. All IU School of Medicine students have an opportunity to participate in a broad range of medical service-learning experiences, including curricular and co-curricular programs. As part of the School’s tripartite mission, educators and mentors emphasize a public responsibility for medical students to serve as advocates for the health and well-being of the community.

While each IU School of Medicine campus offers different medical service learning opportunities for the local community, these innovative experiences are part of a larger organization and commitment that encompasses all elements of the School’s medical education program.

Local Programs in Gary

Second-year medical students are asked to review the American Psychological Association’s “Introduction to Mentoring” which establishes the role of a mentor, the stages of mentoring, and etiquette of mentoring, and also provides a list of healthy stress-management techniques. As part of this program for first-year medical students, each mentor (MS2) and mentee (MS1) discuss stress management techniques, study techniques, and general feelings about moving into the next stage of medical school.

First- and second-year students at the Gary campus visit Eads Elementary School in Munster, Indiana, and spoke to classes K-5 on specific topics of interest and need for the school. In a recent academic year, the group focused on the meaning of a disability, some different types of disabilities, and how to treat others who have different needs. Each year the topic may be different, depending on the request and need of the elementary school.

A group of 15 first-year medical students in Gary recently participated in Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, during spring break 2016. Due to a positive experience, IU School of Medicine-Gary plans to continue student participation in this program.