While the medical education curriculum across all nine IU School of Medicines’ campuses statewide share the same program objectives, students and faculty at the Indianapolis location can experience the benefits of being at the largest School of Medicine campus while also taking advantage of small-group community opportunities through activities such as team-based learning.
Classrooms range from large lecture halls to small-group study rooms, and students and faculty at this campus benefit from convenient proximity to some of the largest teaching hospitals in the state of Indiana as well as the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center and other clinical care facilities. The clinical education portion of the IU School of Medicine MD curriculum, including third- and fourth-year clerkships and electives in Indianapolis, are held at these patient care facilities.
Indianapolis is home to an array of research centers, and students have the opportunity to complement the educational experience with research by working with faculty on various projects. Summer research opportunities range from cell research to hands-on clinical research.
The opportunity to earn dual degrees—such as MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA and MD/MS while attending the Indianapolis campus for IU School of Medicine is also available. Dual degree programs are also available at the Bloomington, South Bend and West Lafayette campuses.