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

New MD Class Matriculation

Matriculation is the dividing line between applying to a medical school program and officially becoming an enrolled student. The matriculation process for students at IU School of Medicine includes completion of admission tasks and a fun-filled orientation week that celebrates the new phase in the student’s educational journey. The culmination of orientation is the White Coat Ceremony, when new medical students receive their white coats and officially become part of the IU School of Medicine community.

White Coat Ceremony

The highlight and culmination of orientation week is the White Coat Ceremony, when each member of the new class of MD students receives the iconic short white coat and officially matriculates to become part of the IU School of Medicine community. This ceremony marks a transformation for first-year students. In observance of the professional attitudes and ethical behaviors that all physicians in training must portray, the short white coats worn by medical students elicit the high expectations patients have of the doctor/patient relationship.

In the presence of family, friends and faculty members, students are welcomed in to the medical community by leaders of the school. The formal program is generally held off campus on the Friday afternoon/evening of Orientation Week. Tickets are required.

IU School of Medicine provides one complimentary white coat to each incoming medical student. The Uniform House provides the white coats bearing the IU School of Medicine logo; white coats can be ordered online or by calling the store directly.

Save the Date: White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2021 will be held on the afternoon of Friday, August 4, 2017.