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.

Research

Student Research Programs

Indiana University School of Medicine offers many excellent research training and internship programs for high school, pre-med, medical and post-graduate students interested in exploring medical and health-related research work. Many medical students choose to participate in these programs to enrich their training at their home campus or others. Research programs are also available to medical students not currently enrolled at IU School of Medicine. Explore campus-specific research opportunities on the statewide campus pages . A full list of summer internships and jobs for first-year medical students is available.

Postdoctoral Training

A broad range of postdoctoral mentoring and training opportunities are available with talented research scientists across IU School of Medicine. For detailed information, including a list of available postdoc opportunities and excellent advice on pursuing a postdoc position, visit the IU School of Medicine Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Specialty-Specific Training

The Comprehensive Training Program in Musculoskeletal Research is administered by IU School of Medicine at the Indianapolis campus, and provides PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and medical students with a rich, diverse, multidisciplinary research-oriented training environment in musculoskeletal biology. The program is designed to equip trainees with the tools and research training needed to move into successful careers as physicians, scientists and engineers who will find new cures, develop new therapeutic treatments, and generate new devices to reduce and/or eliminate musculoskeletal disease. The program is funded by an NIH-sponsored T32 Training Grant, and includes faculty whose research foci span a broad range of topics in musculoskeletal biology. More information on the training program, faculty, resources and the application process is available.

Other Research Programs

Research programs offered by other organizations can also provide enrichment and experience that supplement a student’s primary education track. The IUPUI Center for Research and Learning lists a variety of research opportunities categorized as undergraduate research programs, diversity research programs, and summer research programs.

Summer Programs and Internships

The Diversity Scholars Research Program is aimed at attracting academically talented students pursuing an education in the research setting who will contribute to the diversity of IUPUI. Open to all Indiana high school graduates in the top 25 percent of their graduating class who have at least a 1070 SAT (math and critical reasoning sections only) or 23 ACT score. The program provides free tuition plus book and living stipends each year for four years. Research opportunities are available. Email Vicki Bonds for more information.

The IU Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program is a nine-week paid program that’s open to full-time high school and undergraduate students. This program strives to increase the number of students from underrepresented populations who are pursuing careers in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

High school students applying must have completed at least their junior year and have maintained a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Undergraduates applying for the program must have completed 24 hours of college credit, be majoring in a biomedical or behavioral science, and have maintained a grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Mentors are IU Simon Cancer Center faculty members. Download and print an application or send an e-mail to request an application. Contact the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning at (317) 274-8880 with questions.

In this program for high school sophomore, junior and senior students, participants experience the methods scientists use in unlocking and deciphering the molecular, cellular and genetic basis of diseases and processes such as cancer, diabetes, stem cells and angiogenesis. The Molecular Medicine In Action free program was developed by IU School of Medicine with the Riley Children’s Foundation, Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana Association of Biology Teachers and the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers to provide high school students an inside view of research and science.

Sponsored by the Central Indiana chapter of the American Chemical Society, Project SEED is an eight-week summer research program that gives high school students the opportunity to explore a career in science and participate in research at businesses and universities. The Indianapolis program began in 1973 at the IU School of Medicine. For more information, email Dr. Jim McAteer or call (317) 274-7935.

The Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS) facilitates IUSM medical student participation in various medical research and experiential opportunities including laboratory, clinical, health research outcomes, and community health education. The goal is to make available to medical students a wide variety of research and clinical opportunities to enhance intellectual inquisitiveness, to foster an environment of scholarly endeavors, and to support excellence in the development of physicians, physician-scientists, educators, and investigators.

This program is available for undergraduate students who have completed their freshman or sophomore year with a background in biology, chemistry, physi or engineering and are interested in pursuing an integrated career as a physician-scientist or physician-engineer. Participants receive compensation for ten weeks of summer research. For more information about the Undergraduate Research for Prospective Physician-Scientists and Physician-Engineers Program or to apply, contact Dr. Rebecca Chan, IU School of Medicine, 317-278-5207.

The Wells Center for Pediatric Research Summer Student Internship Program provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who are looking to gain hands-on experience in the biomedical science. A long-term goal of the program is to increase the number of medical students and researchers choosing a career in pediatric health research. Students interested in the Summer Research Program can visit http://www.wellscenter.iupui.edu/education/internships/ to apply.

The Indiana CTSI Summer Internship Program is a two-month educational program sponsored by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute for high school, undergraduate and medical students interested in assisting faculty members in clinical and laboratory research.

Open to undergraduate sophomore and junior students who are pursuing careers in life and health sciences or thinking about graduate or professional school in these topic areas. The Life-Health Sciences Internships Program connects IUPUI life and health sciences undergraduates with paid research and professional internships on and near the IUPUI campus. This program spans the academic year and matches students with on-campus and campus-affiliated opportunities in research and other professional opportunities. Interns have the opportunity to participate in formal and informal events throughout the year with a final event at the end of the second semester to present project work and findings. Email the Life-Health Sciences Internships coordinator for more information.

The International Human Cadaver Prosection Program at IU School of Medicine—Northwest—Gary is designed for individuals interested in attending medical school or gaining in-depth training in human anatomy as well as medical students or practicing physicians interested in sharpening anatomy skills that can be applied to their professional practice. Program participants conduct a first-hand advanced dissection of the upper and lower extremities of a human cadaver specimens and benefit from hands-on work in radiology and surgical orthopedics, prosthetics and orthotics.