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.

Education

Medical Service-Learning

The medical service learning program at IU School of Medicine is an essential and stimulating aspect of student education and medical training at all levels.These programs are structured learning experiences that actively engage students, physicians, faculty and community members in a dynamic partnership that intentionally connects community-identified concerns with institutional learning objectives. Each structured learning experience in the medical service learning program must have an identified community partner and need and include pre-experience orientation, service experience and post-experience reflection component.

IU School of Medicine offers three types of community-based learning:

  • Curricular: Structured service-learning experiences are offered through electives, courses and Global Health programs in Kenya, Honduras, Mexico and other locations. Curricular service learning programs may be credit- or non-credit-bearing and included as part of the student’s academic record.
  • Co-curricular: Attending lectures and studying medicine is a fundamental part of the student experience at IU School of Medicine, but future physicians also contribute to local communities through Medical Student Service Learning Group (MSSG) initiatives. These project-based, structured community-service experiences are student-led and align with Systems Based Practice objectives. These experiences generally focus on the arts, community, the elderly, international issues, wellness and youth.
  • Community service/volunteerism: Faculty, staff and students of IU School of Medicine deepen their commitment to civic, corporate and social responsibility by providing direct community service.

Student Outreach Clinics

Representing one of the most ambitious Service-Learning initiatives at IU School of Medicine are the Student Outreach Clinics in Indianapolis, South Bend and Terre Haute. Each are designed to improve healthcare in underserved populations. Medical students at the Terre Haute campus also participate in rural medicine focused medical education.

Medical Service-Learning connects IU School of Medicine students and community through service. Staff may also consult with faculty and programs about bringing service and engagement to the classroom through partnership resources and community project planning as part of the course design.