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

The IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus is located just a mile and a half from the center of downtown Indianapolis, ranked nationally for its livability and 8th by Forbes for best places in the nation for business and careers, with recognition for major health care industry contributions. Students form close bonds with peers and faculty; outside of class, they benefit from the continued growth and development of the Indianapolis community.

Most of the medical education courses at the Indianapolis campus are held in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building.

History and Culture

Indianapolis offers many opportunities for cultural and historical enrichment, including a Symphony and other performance art organizations, theaters and museums The award-winning Indianapolis Zoo, Children’s Museum and Conner Prairer provide residents with additional cultural activities and entertainment year round. Medical students enjoy full access to IUPUI’s facilities and programs as well.


Sports enthusiasts can find an abundance of opportunities to cheer in Indianapolis. The city’s many sports teams offer year-round family fun. Indianapolis proudly supports its professional teams across the sporting spectrum—football (Colts), professional hockey (Fuel), men’s and women’s basketball (Pacers and Fever), and baseball (Indians).

Extracurricular Activities

The nation’s most competitive residency programs seek well-rounded medical students who demonstrate an ability to balance work with recreation. Recreation activities, including athletics, student mentoring, civic engagement and hobbies, help relieve stress and return refreshed to academic work. Students can volunteer at a deserving organization while studying at IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis, and the campus offers a variety of student-focused participation opportunities as well, including Medical Student Council, Student Interest Groups and Committees.
Find more information about the Indianapolis campus on the IUPUI Campus Life page, Details about the Indianapolis community are available at Visit Indianapolis.