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


Medical Service Learning

Because practicing medicine is more than just diagnosing and treating patients, medical students at the West Lafayette campus—along with all other eight IU School of Medicine locations—are encouraged to engage in medical service-learning experiences as members of the community. Students who participate in these types of projects are able to better understand social and community contexts of healthcare.

West Lafayette has offered a variety of service-learning opportunities, including Big Brothers Big Sisters projects, Bowling for Riley event, a blood drive, Boys and Girls Club of Lafayette partnership, Caregiver Companion work, Diabetes Day and Habitat for Humanity events, H.E.A.R.T. Health Fair, McCutcheon High School Honors Biology Class experience, Purdue Spring Fest, Rainbow Callout, and a Toy Drive.

Other local service-learning programs are available throughout Indiana to advance students’ professional interests. International medical service-learning opportunities are also available and include financial support. Working with underserved populations throughout the world cultivates enhanced social responsibility for future physicians.

Future opportunities at a student-run health clinic in the West Lafayette community may be available. The Health Education, Empowerment, Advocacy, Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T), a sub-committee of the Student Activities Committee, is researching the needs and development potential for a student-run free outreach clinic to serve Greater Lafayette.

To learn more about specific community engagement opportunities and get involved in medical service learning in West Lafayette, contact the West Lafayette Service Learning Coordinator