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.

Four-Year Doctor of Medicine (MD) Degree Program

Indiana University School of Medicine offers a nationally recognized, fully accredited four-year medical education program leading to a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The MD program at IU School of Medicine is the largest undergraduate medical education program in the United States. With nine campuses and strong partnerships with teaching hospitals throughout the state, the school offers unparalleled opportunities and resources for students to explore their interests and pursue specialty training to prepare for successful careers. After students complete this phase of medical education, they often match to highly desirable residency programs—either at IU School of Medicine or other competitive medical schools—to continue training.


MD Dual Degrees

Students pursuing an MD at IU School of Medicine can pursue one of five dual degrees to combine clinical patient care with a second specialty. The MD dual degree programs allow medical students to adjust the traditional four-year undergraduate medical education schedule to complete coursework for a PhD, MBA, JD, MPH or MA.

Clerkships and Electives

The four years of medical school are divided into three phases. The first two years focus on the basic sciences with clinical integration; the third- and fourth-years are devoted solely to clinical experiences with emphasis on specialty training for career placement in the fourth year. Required third-year clerkships include eight-week rotations in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery; four-week rotations in Family Medicine, Neurology, OB/Gyn and Psychiatry; and a two-week rotation in Anesthesia. One four-week vacation and a two-week vacation are built into the third-year schedule. Fourth year electives provide students the flexibility to pursue focused training in specific areas of medicine. IU School of Medicine partners with 42 hospitals statewide to provide a wide variety of patient care experiences in ambulatory and inpatient settings. Most clerkships statewide have 1:1 student-to-preceptor ratio.

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Nine Statewide Campuses

IU School of Medicine is located across nine campuses in Indiana. Fundamental aspects of the school’s MD curriculum—including teaching modalities, integrated courses, faculty expertise in clinical and basic sciences, and block scheduling—are available to students on all campuses, but each campuses offers a unique experience that comes with interacting with the community and participating in the local clinical setting. So while students in Gary gain experience in caring for low-income patients in an urban environment, students in Terre Haute learn the specific challenges and needs of serving a rural patient population. The Bloomington campus focuses on the Medical Science Program, and students in Muncie receive especially strong exposure to primary care.

The special amenities of each location benefit medical students in many different ways, and some students experience multiple campuses during their medical education training. MD students participate in clinical rotations at hospitals and physician offices throughout the state during the third and fourth years of medical school.