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.

Among the most appealing aspects of the Fort Wayne campus is free student parking. That’s right; medical students park in any lot or garage here—for free, anytime. This campus also hosts the Student Research Fellowship Program, which 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.

Alumni

IU School of Medicine Alumni Association

There’s a common hurdle when considering whether to volunteer: How can I carve out the time to make a real difference? The IU School of Medicine Alumni Association understands the time and energy you devote to serving your patients and communities can create a time crunch. That’s why we offer a menu of fun, diverse and meaningful ways to be involved. No matter where you live or how much time you are able to offer, you can be part of a network of passionate alumni who help the IU School of Medicine thrive and its mission endure.

Seven Ways to Get Involved

Perhaps you had a mentor or someone else who helped you along the path to becoming a physician. Now, you can do the same. Opportunities to mentor IU School of Medicine students exist at all nine statewide campuses. Your perspective can serve as the foundation for coaching small groups of students. By giving six hours a year, you can help mold those who will follow in your footsteps.

The simplest way to give back? Share a snippet of advice. Share some words of encouragement or rules to live by for members of the Class of 2021 to find tucked in a pocket at our annual White Coat Ceremony. You can fill out an online form or we’ll send you a card to provide a handwritten note. Either way, your pearl will reach a first-year medical student.

IU School of Medicine relies on alumni and other physicians throughout Indiana to train students during their third- and fourth-year clinical rotations. As the school continues to grow the medical education program at all campuses, more alumni who are willing to welcome students into their practice are needed to teach them introductory clinical skills.

The bonds forged during medical school are unique and lasting. Reunions provide a wonderful opportunity to reconnect and reminisce. IU School of Medicine reconvenes alumni beginning at the 25-year reunion and every five years after. Working with five to ten classmates, you can help plan these events and recruit friends to attend. Regardless of where you live, you can help.

We all know IU School of Medicine-educated physicians who are making a lasting impact. The Indiana University School of Medicine Alumni Association wants to honor these worthy alumni and faculty for their vital work. We encourage you to submit a nomination for any of the four awards: Distinguished Medical Alumni Award; Early Career Achievement Award; the Glenn W. Irwin Jr, MD, Distinguished Faculty Award; and the George W. Sorrells Jr, MD, Community Physician Award.

You can lend your voice to guide the future of the IU School of Medicine Alumni Association. Serving on the board entails meeting three Saturdays a year in Indianapolis as a representative from one of the nine campuses or in an at-large role. Submit your name if you would like to learn more. The nominating committee meets annually to consider candidates.

Attend one of nearly 20 social events hosted by the IU School of Medicine Alumni Association in your community. Whether its beer tasting, a jazz festival or a reception at a national meeting, these events provide a fun way to build friendships among alumni far and wide.