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.



Medical Research


Exciting medical research is underway at IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis. Faculty at this campus collaboratively conduct research in many different areas of medicine, including neuroscience, cancer, pediatrics and musculoskeletal disorders. The Indianapolis campus hosts hundreds of advanced research laboratories and research centers that cover bench, translational and clinical outcomes research. Students at IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis have opportunities to work with basic science and clinical faculty on research throughout the academic year.

Health Policy Research

In addition to laboratory-based bench research, the Indianapolis campus hosts a collection of research centers that focus on health care policy and patient outcomes. Research underway at the Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Research focuses on the organization and financing of healthcare and finding new ways to assess and improve the effectiveness of health services and their impact on patient outcomes. Other centers focused on health delivery include the Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research and Policy and the Center for Global Health and more.

Student Research Programs

IU School of Medicine students can enrich their studies and training by participating in a variety of research opportunities on the Indianapolis campus and throughout the community. The student research programs hosted at the Indianapolis campus are available to all IU School of Medicine students statewide. Research programs are also available to individuals not currently enrolled as a student of IU School of Medicine.

Research Facilities

The Indianapolis campus of IU School of Medicine is home to hundreds of research labs, centers and institutes filled with scientists who are advancing medical research in critical areas of medicine. Research faculty at this campus work collaboratively to make discoveries in basic science, translate those discoveries into potential new therapies, and test those therapies in clinical trials.

Faculty Spotlight

Liana G. Apostolova, MD
Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor of Alzheimer’s Disease Research
Dr. Apostolova’s research focuses on the early symptomatic and presymptomatic stages of Alzheimer’s disease and on the development and validation of sensitive imaging and genetic biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing disorders.

Advancing Medicine with Collaboration

Modern biomedical research increasingly demands the participation of scientists with varying specialties to lend their expertise to research projects. IU School Medicine—Indianapolis encourages both ad-hoc collaborations among investigators (supported by such tools as Research Connect) and centers and institutes that reach across departments and schools. For example, the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center includes members from the departments of neurology, psychiatry, radiological sciences, biotstatistics and more, including the Regenstrief Institute. The Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health draws on the skills of scientists from the IU School of Medicine as well as the schools of Engineering and Technology, Science, Dentistry, and Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at IUPUI.

Medical Research News

The focus of research at IU School of Medicine is centered on the hundreds of scientists located at the Indianapolis campus, yet this is a statewide school conducting advanced medical research throughout Indiana. To stay up-to-date on research developments, IU School of Medicine offers a variety of information resources, including the newsroom and a research blog. Those interested in hearing faculty researchers describe their work in person can attend seminars as well as 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.