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.

Among the most appealing aspects of the Fort Wayne campus is free student parking. That’s right; medical students park in any lot or garage here—for free, anytime. This campus also hosts the Student Research Fellowship Program, which 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

Residency Track in Global Health

IU School of Medicine’s interdepartmental Residency Track in Global Health engages highly motivated residents from diverse specialties to better understand the health disparities that exist throughout the world. This program creates valuable mentor relationships between faculty and residents that inspire long-term commitment to global health issues. Participating residents have opportunities to engage in both local and global electives that foster hands-on learning in global health as well as collaboration with each other through journal clubs, case-based discussions and joint learning sessions.

Residents in this program complete a two-month field experience at an approved partnership site and participate in valuable educational sessions with individual mentoring from a faculty member with substantial global health experience. Participants ultimately receive a certification in global health.

Locations for Residency Work

Participants in the Residency Track in Global Health program study at one of three locations: Kenya, El Salvador or China.

Residency Track in Global Health

IU School of Medicine’s interdepartmental Residency Track in Global Health engages highly motivated residents from diverse specialties to better understand the health disparities that exist throughout the world. This program creates valuable mentor relationships between faculty and residents that inspire long-term commitment to global health issues. Participating residents have opportunities to engage in both local and global electives that foster hands-on learning in global health as well as collaboration with each other through journal clubs, case-based discussions and joint learning sessions. Explore the Residency in Global Health curriculum.

Residents in this program complete a two-month field experience at an approved partnership site and participate in valuable educational sessions with individual mentoring from a faculty member with substantial global health experience. Participants ultimately receive a certification in global health.

Participating Departments

The program fosters an interdepartmental cohort of residents with similar interests in global health training and careers. Through clinical experiences that promote cross-cultural sensitivity, participants from the IU School of Medicine departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Medicine, Family Medicine, OB-GYN, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, and General Surgery develop heightened awareness of health disparities globally and of the social, economic, cultural, and environmental factors that contribute to health and disease. The program seeks to encourage long-term commitment to global health issues, both domestic and international.

Requirements for Completion for Global Health Certificate

One noon conference and one evening session per month provides an interactive opportunity to expand the participant’s knowledge base in global health. Because these sessions are meant to be interactive, participation is expected unless the resident is on call. Goal is to attend at least 75% of teaching sessions over 12 months (18 of 24 sessions), and web-based modules can be completed to cover material if 75% attendance is not possible. Each global health resident will choose one or two topics of interest per year and partner with the faculty presenter to co-facilitate the sessions.

  • Achieve 75% attendance for learning sessions
  • Co-facilitate learning session at least once or twice each year

Written documentation of how the residency track experience fostered growth in each of the six ACGME competencies (Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal Skills and Communication, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism, and Systems-based Practice). To be reviewed yearly with the participant’s Global Health mentor.

  • Written documentation of growth/experience in all six ACGME competencies
  • Annual review with faculty mentor

Two month hands-on patient care experience in one of the university’s approved global health elective sites. An elective site must provide on-site supervision by a board-certified physician in the participant’s specialty. A written reflection of the experience (5-10 pages) and presentation of two patient cases is required upon completion of the elective. An alternative local-global elective option is possible if barrier to international travel exists.

  • Attend at least 75% of pre-travel orientation sessions
  • Set pre-travel goals and objectives with your faculty mentor
  • 5-10 page written reflection of the experience (reflections on patient care experiences, cultural challenges, ethical considerations, or other related topic)
  • Two patient cases uploaded to “From the Case Files” and ready for presentation
  • Preparation of at least two teaching topics for trainees at the elective site (one topic appropriate for medical students and another for graduate medical trainees)

A wide array of local-global needs and opportunities exist here in Indiana. Each participating resident is asked to spend at least 20 hours over the course of two years in local-global outreach.

  • Brief write-up (one page or less) regarding local-global experience

In effort to continually improve the IU School of Medicine new global health curriculum, residents are asked to evaluate the curriculum and global health track experience on a quarterly basis.

  • Submit written evaluation of current curriculum with any suggestions for improvement at least once per quarter