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.

Research

Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Training Program

This program is administered by IU School of Medicine at the Indianapolis campus and provides PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and medical students with multidisciplinary research-oriented training in musculoskeletal biology.

The program is designed to equip participants 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 work spans a broad range of topics in musculoskeletal biology.

More information on the training program, faculty, resources and the application process is available.

The T32 mechanism provides support for postdoctoral fellows in the Postdoctoral Training Program in Musculoskeletal Biology, including tuition for required ethics course and for optional bone biology course. A salary is assigned individually to trainees based on the current NIH postdoctoral scale. Health insurance as well as up to $1000 per year is provided to cover travel costs to a professional/scientific meeting or to visit an external lab for additional training. Applications for support of participants in the Postdoctoral Training Program in Musculoskeletal Biology program are accepted on a rolling deadline and can be submitted at any time of year. Decisions regarding trainee sponsorship are made by quarterly the T32 Selection Committee.

Particpants in the Predoctoral MD Summer Research Training Program in Musculoskeletal Biology program receive 12 weeks of intensive laboratory training (minimum of eight hours per week day) and a summer stipend of $5,619. Students are required to attend and participate in a weekly seminar series and the Oral Research Presentation Forum, held in late July. Prizes are awarded for research merit, ranging from $1,000-$13,000. Students are also required to participate in the IU School of Medicine SRPinAM Poster Session held in early September. Participants receive time off for shadowing opportunities, and each trainee is required to submit an evaluation of the summer program at the conclusion of the training period.

Interested medical students should explore the SRPinAM program details and follow instructions for the SPRinAM application process. Applications for this program are administered through the Office of Medical Student Education.

Applications for T32 support of predoctoral trainees in the Predoctoral PhD Training Program in Musculoskeletal Biology are accepted on a rolling deadline and can be submitted at any time of year. Decisions regarding trainee sponsorship are made by quarterly the T32 Selection Committee. To apply, explore submission instructions and complete the application form [link to FORM at Gravity Forms].

The T32 mechanism provides support for PhD students in this program, including tuition and fees. A stipend is assigned individually to trainees based on the current graduate student stipend amounts. Health insurance as well as up to $1000 per year is provided to cover travel costs to a professional/scientific meeting or to visit an external lab for additional training.