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


MD Education

While the core MD curriculum of IU School of Medicine is the same across all nine statewide campuses, the West Lafayette campus offers some special attributes, including small class sizes, a high level of personal attention from tenured and award-winning faculty, and local opportunities for summer research and clinical experience. Enrichment programs include a summer program that focuses on Emergency Room experience.

Learning experiences extend the classroom beyond enriching lectures and laboratories. Small-group discussions, case-based problem learning, team-based learning, clinical mentorships, service-learning projects and clinical experiences are used to help students gain fundamental medical knowledge and develop lifelong skills. Many optional inter-professional education scenarios with various groups, including Purdue University Pharmacy and Nursing, are available to medical students, and the opportunity to earn dual degrees—such as MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA and MD/MS—while attending IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette is also available.

This IU School of Medicine campus enjoys close proximity to two new hospitals: Franciscan Health Lafayette East Health and IU Health Arnett, and medical students here benefit from working at River Bend, an in-patient mental health facility and other reputable clinical care facilities. The clinical education portion of the IU School of Medicine MD curriculum, including third- and fourth-year clerkships and electives in Greater Lafayette are held at these patient care facilities.

MD Enrichment in West Lafayette

After students complete the first year of medical school, they can participate in Summer Emergency Room Shadowing. In this program, when the hosting physician is on duty, the student is, too! This paid eight-week experience is available for several first-year students in a local emergency rooms. In this program, participating students are assigned full-time to one of the physicians in an apprentice-like situation.

Through a partnership with Purdue University, medical students in West Lafayette who are interested in pursuing a combined degree—such as MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA and MD/MS—while attending IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette can adjust the traditional course of the MD program to earn the second degree alongside the MD. Admission in the dual degree program requires admission to both schools.