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Student Life

Indiana University School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the United States. Located on the school’s downtown Indianapolis campus, the Medical Neuroscience Graduate Program at Stark Neurosciences Research Institute is part of one of the most nationally recognized and diverse research institutions in the country.

Physicians and scientists at IU School of Medicine are consistently awarded more than $200 million a year to study the underlying causes of disease, the development of new therapeutics, and how to improve the delivery of care. A substantial part of that funding—close to $75 million—was awarded to investigators within Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, including four of the largest grants at the school dedicated to Alzheimer's disease research.


Full-time MedNeuro students benefit from:

  • A competitive stipend (currently $31,500 per year), tuition and health and dental insurance coverage
  • Learning facilities in a 138,000-square-foot state-of-the-art research building that adjoins the ambulatory care and imaging facility of the IU Health Neuroscience Center
  • Neuroscience Journal Clubs throughout the year
  • Student-sponsored social activities
  • Collaboration with some of the nation’s top clinical partners as well as premier laboratories and other research facilities

Indiana University Graduate School Bulletin

Living in Indianapolis

The IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus offers access to and collaboration with some of the nation’s top clinical partners as well as premier laboratories and other research facilities.  IU School of Medicine Neurosciences

Led by outstanding medical education and research experts—many of whom rank among the nation’s best physicians and scientists—this urban campus, located a mile-and-a-half away from the heart of downtown Indianapolis, offers advanced medical education in the heart of one of the most affordable, progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States. This family-friendly city has been ranked as one of the best places in the nation to live by U.S. News & World Report and ranked No. 21 out of 200 cities as the Best Place for Business and Careers by Forbes Magazine.

Indianapolis, and its booming suburbs to the north, boasts cultural and historical enrichment. The award-winning Indianapolis Zoo, Children’s Museum, Conner Prairie and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are among the many activities in the metro area. Indianapolis, named the most "Underrated Food City in America" by Condé Nast Traveler, also has an emerging food scene, led by restaurants that include Milktooth, Bluebeard and Livery.

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Student Activities and Resources

Medical Neuroscience Graduate Program Students are encouraged to reference the student handbook, graduate school bulletin and related resources to prepare for and plan their training experience.

Students elect a representative to lead and direct graduate student activities, including organization of EPSP, participation in local scientific meetings, and in activities associated with recruitment of new students to the program. There is student representation on the Training and Advisory Committee.

Students at IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis can access a wide range of support services.

The Stark Neurosciences Research Institute hosts an annual Student Research Day in December. The Indiana Society for Neuroscience also holds an annual meeting.

Several topic-specific journal clubs meet throughout the year, and students are encouraged to regularly attend.