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.

MD Program

Campus Selection

A distinguishing feature of IU School of Medicine is the statewide campus system that allows students to benefit from different learning environments—each with distinct advantages—while progressing through the school’s MD medical education curriculum.

After acceptance into the IU School of Medicine MD program, all applicants must log into the Applicant Portal and rank order their campus preference (numerically 1-9). While all campuses provide a comparable high-quality and collaborative medical education, each location offers unique characteristics that are important to some students. Each applicant should take some time to carefully explore the unique aspects of each IU School of Medicine campus to determine what the best learning environment may be for him or her.

Campus Placement

Campus assignments are determined by computerized lottery based on applicant rankings and campus capacity. Assignment notifications begin in late April. Applicants not receiving their top choice may participate in a Second Chance Lottery at a later date. Assignments are not guaranteed until a confirmation email has been sent from the MD Admissions Office.

Students may spend all four years at their assigned campus or transfer to Indianapolis for clinical clerkships and electives in the third and fourth years of training. All students assigned to Indianapolis are required to take clerkships outside of Indianapolis.

Campus Placement FAQ

Accepted students receive an email asking them to rank their campus preferences, 1-9. After preferences are received, a lottery for placement takes place, and applicants are notified of their assignment beginning in late April.

Students can remain at any campus for all four years of medical school (based upon space availability). After completion of the second year at the matriculated campus, students may opt to remain at that campus or request a change of campus for the third and fourth years. Note: All students, regardless of initial campus assignment, who elect to complete their third year at the Indianapolis campus, are required to take some clerkships outside Indianapolis.

Applicants not assigned to their preferred campus may participate in the Second Chance Lottery. If placement is still not acceptable to the applicant, then he or she should plan to matriculate at the original-assigned location. If that is not acceptable to the applicant, he or she can elect to withdraw from IU School of Medicine and reapply the following year in hopes of a different campus placement.