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MD Education

The IU School of Medicine-South Bend campus is a great place to live and learn. Students at this bustling campus enjoy the same high-caliber medical education that the school offers at all statewide campuses. South Bend also has the added benefits of award winning teachers and researchers working in new, free-standing facilities that provide outstanding research opportunities for medical students.

With nearly 10 years of experience providing clinical education, and with an experienced and engaged academic counseling staff, the educators and researchers at the South Bend campus have helped many students enter into highly competitive residencies such as orthopedic surgery, plastic surgery and pediatric neurology at well-regarded institutions, including Duke, Vanderbilt, the University of Michigan and IU School of Medicine.

The third-year academic program offers clerkship opportunities in family medicine, internal medicine, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, surgery, various surgery specialties such as trauma, urology, orthopedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, cardiovascular, ENT, transplant, and electives.

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Medical students, staff and faculty at all IU School of Medicine campuses must adhere to the policies and standards established by the university and school.

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MD Enrichment Programs in South Bend

  • MD Dual Degrees
    Medical students in South Bend can complete coursework for a combined degree. Through the IU School of Medicine partnership with Notre Dame, students at this campus can pursue a MS/MD or MD/PhD. Explore the MD dual degree programs at IU School of Medicine-South Bend.
  • Graduate Medical Education in South Bend
    Student benefit from close proximity to a graduate medical education program in family practice with two large hospital systems, Memorial Hospital in South Bend and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka.
  • Scholarly Concentrations
    Concentration Topic: Ethics, Equity and Justice
    Medicine has the capacity for great good or great harm. Disproportionately experienced by marginalized communities, the harm is often perpetrated by well-intended individuals and institutions. This Scholarly Concentration provides the basic skills for separating the morally beneficial from the morally troubling practices of medicine. Additionally, it enables future physicians to better serve and advocate for their most vulnerable patients.

    Incorporating rigorous academic inquiry and experiential learning, this concentration covers a range of topics—from clinical ethics to health equity in various communities. By completing this concentration, students join a cohort of like-minded peers and mentors, with rich opportunities for discussion and inquiry through the concentration’s journal club.