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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IU School of Medicine—West Lafayette is located on the campus of Purdue University, which shares Indiana University’s commitment to expanding and diversifying Indiana’s medical research enterprise. To achieve this goal, Purdue facilitates and supports collaboration across disciplines and with other universities to solve challenges facing Indiana, the nation and the world. Students at IU School of Medicine—West Lafayette have opportunities to work with basic science and clinical faculty in their labs throughout the academic year.

Research Facilities in West Lafayette

Purdue hosts 121 university-approved research centers and institutes, each developed to fill a particular need. Several large-scale interdisciplinary research centers are located in Purdue’s Discovery Park. Specialized instrumentation, equipment and facilities make up Purdue University’s research cores and are available for use by faculty and partner researchers. Research service cores in West Lafayette offer assistance to users with equipment, analysis and interpretation of data.

Student Research Programs

IU School of Medicine students at the West Lafayette campus can enrich their studies and training by participating in a variety of research opportunities on campus and throughout the community. Several students each summer choose to participate in paid research opportunities with award-winning Purdue researchers in areas such as drug discovery, cancer research and biomedical engineering. Summer Research Scholarships are awarded to IU School of Medicine students during the summer between the first and second year of study. Students can apply to receive $4000 of financial support for conducting either bench or clinical research. Medical students in West Lafayette can also participate in IU School of Medicine student research programs at other campuses.

Medical Scientist Training Program

Through a partnership with Purdue University, medical students at this campus can pursue a MD/PhD as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program in West Lafayette. While attending IU School of Medicine-West Lafayette, students 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.

Medical Research News

IU School of Medicine is conducting advanced medical research at its campuses throughout Indiana. To stay current on this work, explore the School’s newsroom and research blog. To hear faculty researchers describe their work in person, attend seminars and poster sessions 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.