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

Postdoctoral Training Program in Musculoskeletal Biology

Participants in this program are encouraged to attend weekly bone journal club meetings as well as monthly Bone and Mineral Club lecture series. They are required to present an article once per year and present research at least once during training period as well as encouraged to write and submit a K-Award application by the end of the second year of training. Among the other activities and expectations for participants in this training program are to take G505 “Responsible Conduct of Research” course, attend one professional meeting per year (strongly encouraged to present after one year on T32), and write an annual report for the executive committee to evaluate progress and performance. Participants are also encouraged to audit G819 “Basic Bone Biology” course and attend at least one grant writing workshop that is held annually on campus. After finishing the training program, trainees in this program should submit a post-program assessment to the executive committee to help identify weakness in, and provide suggested improvements for, the training program.

Participant Support

The T32 mechanism provides support for postdoctoral fellows, 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

Application Requirements and Process

Applications for T32 support of postdoctoral trainees 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. Explore the submission instructions and complete the application form.

Per DHHS/NIH guidelines, by the time T32-sponsored training begins, the participant must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence (possess a currently valid Permanent Resident Card USCIS Form I-551, or other legal verification of such status). Postdoctoral trainees must have completed all requirements for, and be in possession of an MD/PhD/PharmD, or DO degree in a biomedical science/engineering field from an accredited domestic or foreign university at the time T32-sponsored training begins. Support for T32-sponsored PhD postdoctoral trainees is limited to two years.