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.

Graduate Medical Education

Resident and Fellow Wellness

Residents and fellows at IU School of Medicine have a range of options for mental health counseling and behavioral health care. IU School of Medicine provides free and confidential counseling services to resident and fellow physicians. Available services include individual, couples and family, and group counseling; consultation; programming; and emergency intervention. Among concerns are adjustment, alcohol or drug-related difficulties, anxiety/stress management, body image, depression, disordered eating, emotional response to physician responsibilities, harassment, individual differences, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, sexuality, sexual victimization, and suicidal thoughts.

All individuals are treated with respect regardless of age, color, counseling concern, ethnicity, gender, marital/parental status, national origin, race, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Counseling is confidential in accordance with state laws and ethical guidelines. Counseling records are maintained in files separate from the student/house staff files and cannot be accessed by faculty, staff, administrators, parents or other student/house staff without the individual’s written permission.

A resident or fellow, during a crisis, or for ongoing behavioral health care, can also choose to access their personal group health insurance in which they enrolled as an IU employee. This option involves some out-of-pocket expense to the individual. Find details of health insurance benefits for IU School of Medicine residents and fellows.

Physician Assistance Program

IU School of Medicine has contracted with the Indiana State Medical Association Physician Assistance Commission (ISMA-PAC) to coordinate efforts in identifying and assisting physicians with illnesses impairing their ability to practice medicine. These illnesses may include chemical dependency, psychiatric illnesses, and/or physical illnesses. The ISMA-PAC was created to assist in the identification, treatment, and rehabilitation of an impaired member of the medical staff and house staff.

The ISMA Commission serves all physicians who provide care at IU Health Methodist, IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, VAMC, and Eskenazi Health Hospitals be they faculty, staff, or resident physicians. If intervention is deemed appropriate, it is undertaken in a confidential, positive, supportive manner, consistent with the laws of the State of Indiana, with the goals of recovery and rehabilitation foremost in mind. For confidential assistance, contact: Candace Backer, ISMA Physician Assistance Coordinator, 322 Canal Walk, Indianapolis, IN 46202; Phone: 317-261-2060 or 1-800-257-4762.

Mandated Evaluations

Mandated psychiatric or substance abuse evaluations may be requested by a residency training director or the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education when there is concern that a resident’s performance may be impaired by psychiatric illness or substance abuse. Results of a mandated evaluation are reported to the residency training director and to the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. The results of such evaluations are circulated as narrowly as possible consistent with the need to establish fitness to continue in training. Refusal to cooperate with a mandated psychiatric or substance abuse evaluation may be considered grounds for administrative dismissal from the training program.

Mental Health Counseling

Mental health counseling and behavioral health care for residents and fellows are available through a variety of providers. Contact Dr. Joanna Chambers at jechambe@iupui.edu to discuss a possible referral for Psychiatric Services.

Employee Assistance Program

As employees of Indiana University, all IU School of Medicine residents and fellows have eligibility and access to the Indiana University Employee Assistance Program (IU EAP). A description of the program and access details are available at http://www.indiana.edu/~uhrs/benefits/eap.html.

IUPUI Campus Health

1140 West Michigan Street, Suite 100 (Coleman Hall)
Counselor: Suzanne Kunkle, PhD, HSPP
Monday to Friday, noon to 6pm
Fee: None
Call 317-274-8214 to make an appointment.
Dr. Kunkle focuses on providing counseling services to medical students and house staff at IU School of Medicine. She sees patients at IUPUI Campus Health, which is physically and administratively independent of the GME Office. Counseling records are kept strictly confidential and internally at Campus Health.

Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy Services

Beth Newton Watson, M.Div, BCC
Methodist Hospital – Wile Hall W230
Office: 317-962-3723
Cell: 317-965-9229
bwatson@iuhealth.org