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.

West Lafayette


Campus Life

Students Volunteering on Service day

IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette offers distinctive features to maximize student learning in a focused environment. With small class sizes, dedicated faculty, second-year mentoring, early clinical exposure, and a variety of learning techniques, students have many opportunities for continuous learning and growth, and many form close friendships that serve as an additional support system.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, IU School of Medicine students at the West Lafayette campus can enjoy a Big Ten Campus atmosphere that includes seminars, sports, arts and music events with nationally and internationally known and respected presenters. To maximize this experience, IU School of Medicine students in West Lafayette may obtain a Purdue University ID, which activates rights to check out books from the campus libraries, access recreational gymnasiums and swimming pools at the CoRec, and obtain free bus rides on City Bus. Showing this ID also qualifies medical students for discounts at various businesses in Greater Lafayette.

History and Culture

Beyond campus, the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette provide a sophisticated art scene, vibrant nightlife, a great variety of shopping, recreation, museums, dining, festivals, family activity and much more. The community is full of beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture throughout neighborhoods and the historic downtown.

Personal Recreation

Medical students at this campus are registered graduate students within the Purdue University system, which provides access to a wide range of athletic opportunities. Faculty who are Purdue employees also enjoy access to campus recreation facilities. The Recreational Sports Center (RSC) provides basketball courts, swimming pools, tennis courts, racquetball courts, badminton courts and an indoor hockey/soccer court.Membership is free to students; faculty and staff may purchase membership. For a fee, members can join in learn-to-play classes, which include spinning, yoga, turbo kick and more.

Excellent recreational sports facility and programs, including intramural athletics, are available to medical students in West Lafayette. Students can also enjoy the Schwartz Tennis Center, Aquatics Center, the Meeker Climbing Wall and an extensive, scenic trail system nearby for biking and jogging.

Extracurricular Activities

The nation’s most competitive residency programs seek well-rounded medical students who demonstrate an ability to balance work with a meaningful life outside the classroom. Recreation activities, including student mentoring, civic engagement, athletics and hobbies help relieve stress and return students refreshed to academic work. IU School of Medicine’s West Lafayette campus offers a variety of participation opportunities, including Medical Student Council, Student Interest Groups and Committees.

Intramural sports are among the most popular ways to get involved on-campus. The Intramural Sports program provides the opportunity for structured individual, dual and/or team leagues, tournaments, and events in more than 40 sport offerings. Each year approximately 18,000 students participate, including 300 basketball teams, 250 flag football teams, 230 sand volleyball teams, 180 outdoor and indoor soccer teams, and 180 softball teams. Medical students participate in the graduate, faculty and staff level division.