Indiana University School of Medicine—Indianapolis

Indiana University School of Medicine—Indianapolis is located on the north end of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) campus approximately one mile from the center of downtown. Within the eighty-five acre IU Medical center campus, several hospitals are staffed by IUSM faculty and provide residency training programs including Wishard Memorial Hospital (recently listed among the top 100 U.S. public hospitals), Roudebush VA Medical Center, Riley Hospital for Children, and IU Health University Hospital and Outpatient Center. Methodist Hospital, located approximately two miles from campus, also provides significant educational opportunities to IU students. Many other facilities located on the campus are used for education and research including VanNuys Medical Sciences Building and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, both of which house first and second year courses. The Indianapolis campus is the largest campus of the IU School of Medicine and about half of first- and second-year students will spend their first two years here. Including third- and fourth-year medical students, there are approximately 873 M.D., 211 Ph.D., and 43 M.D. /Ph.D. students.

IUPUI is situated along White River on the west end of downtown Indianapolis, a few blocks from the state capitol building. IUPUI enrolls more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has received several national awards and recognitions. Medical students are considered graduate students of the university and have access to the libraries, computer labs, and other resources offered by IUPUI. Students can have access to the fitness centers and IU Natatorium, an indoor pool that has hosted Olympic trials and USA Swimming Championships, for a low fee each semester.

The academic calendar follows a traditional semester schedule during both the first and second year. First-year fall semester courses include gross anatomy, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, evidence-based medicine and immunology. First-year spring semester courses include physiology, microbiology, and histology. Introduction to Clinical Medicine I and Clinical Problem Solving are taught during both semesters. Second-year courses include neuroscience, general and systemic pathology, Introduction to Clinical Medicine II, genetics, and pharmacology.

Outside of the classroom students can participate in a large number of extracurricular activities and student organizations such as Medical Student Council, student interest groups ranging from nearly every medical specialty to issues such as global health, and many service learning projects such as the Student Outreach Clinic. Evening of the Arts is an annual event where students, faculty, and administrators can showcase artistic and musical talents with the proceeds supporting healthcare for the homeless population of central Indiana.

Indianapolis, with a population just under 830,000 residents, is the largest city in Indiana, the second largest city in the Midwest, and the 12th largest in the United States. Indianapolis is home to many professional sporting teams including the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, and Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball. World famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the site of the Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 races. Other attractions include the Indianapolis Zoo, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Indiana Repertory Theatre. White River State Park, the Central Canal, and the Monon Trail provide recreational activities such as biking or rollerblading for outdoor enthusiasts.

For more information concerning the Indianapolis campus, please visit http://msa.iusm.iu.edu/indynewstudents.htm or contact:

Dean’s Office for Medical Student Affairs
Van Nuys Medical Science Room 164
635 N Barnhill Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 274-1965
Fax: (317) 274-4309

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