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 Curriculum

Students pursuing a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at IU School of Medicine progress through a medical education curriculum that includes training in the basic sciences as well as clinical training in tertiary care centers, community hospitals, ambulatory care settings, student-outreach clinics and physician offices. Many students also take advantage of opportunities to participate in medical research and campus and community programs.

Given the importance for training to reflect real-world situations and settings of professional practice, IU School of Medicine recently updated the MD curriculum to reflect and support changes in care-delivery models, readying students to practice medicine in team-based, interdisciplinary settings. The new curriculum closely integrates clinical experiences and basic sciences and offers opportunities for learners to more deeply explore foundational science in a chosen specialty.

Fundamental aspects of the new MD curriculum (including teaching modalities, integrated courses, clinical/scientific integration and block scheduling) are available to students on all nine IU School of Medicine campuses. Collaboration within learning communities and inter-professional learning experiences further enhance the training experience.

With the help of student assessments, program evaluations, learning technology and input from the teaching and learning community at IU School of Medicine, the MD curriculum continues to evolve and improve to meet the ever-changing knowledge needs of successful physicians.

Curriculum Development

The curriculum team develops and manages the IU School of Medicine medical education curriculum statewide through program development and ongoing quality-improvement initiatives.

Curriculum Renewal

The new MD curriculum, implemented with the Class of 2020, is designed to prepare future physicians to meet the challenges of the modern healthcare environment.

Program Evaluation

Beyond gathering, analyzing and disseminating data related to the educational needs and experiences of students, the Program Evaluation team provides teaching resources and support to faculty.

Student Assessment

The Student Assessment team works with the school’s competency and course directors to identify assessment tools and ensure alignment of assessments with curricular objectives.

Learning Technology

The Learning Technology team helps IU School of Medicine faculty best use the school’s instructional technologies to improve the teaching process and maximize student learning.

Curriculum Resources

A wide range of resources related to the MD Curriculum at IU School of Medicine is available, including the academic calendar, electives catalogue and policies.