Indiana University School of Medicine—Lafayette

Assistant Dean and Director: Professor Coppoc

The Indiana University School of Medicine—Lafayette was established in 1971 and is located on the campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. The greater Lafayette area consists of Lafayette and West Lafayette with 2006 estimated populations of approximately 61,000 and 29,000, respectively. Tippecanoe County was estimated to have a population of 167,964 in 2009. Medical students are registered as special graduate students in the Purdue University Graduate School. Housing is handled through University Residences, telephone (765) 494-1000 and the IUSM-L office, telephone (765) 494-8591.

Extracurricular activities include events typical of a Division I Research University, a number of movie theaters in greater Lafayette as well as the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Lafayette Civic Theater, and Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. Because the medical students are graduate students, they are entitled to student rates for the many athletic department activities, the Purdue Convo-series, the Recreational Sports Center, Memorial Union, and many other Purdue facilities. Work for spouses is coordinated through the local office of Employment Security Division.

Purdue University enrolls nearly 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students with approximately 9,000 graduate students pursuing advanced degrees. The Lafayette Center has two full-time and 34 part-time faculty members and over 100 clinical associate faculty (physicians). Lynn Hall is the site of the lectures, varied laboratory experiences including Anatomy and Pathology courses, and study areas. Libraries are available in Lynn Hall, Lilly Hall, Stewart Center (Main Campus Library) and in the hospitals that the students visit. These hospitals include the Riggs Community Health Clinic, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health –Lafayette East and Central, Purdue University Student Health Center, Wabash Valley Hospital, Indiana University Health --- Arnett, and the Indiana Veterans’ Home.

The IUSM-L calendar follows the Purdue University calendar of 16 weeks of class, including holidays, per semester, with one week of final exams. Opportunity exists for independent study and combined Ph.D./M.D. degrees. The students have audio-visual material available at the IUSM-L in Lynn Hall. Clinical activities include visits to physician’s offices, hospitals, hospital emergency rooms, clinics, and various social agencies.

For further information concerning the Lafayette Center, write:
Indiana University School of Medicine—Lafayette
(on the campus of Purdue University)
625 Harrison Street
Lynn Hall, Room B181
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2026
Phone: (765) 494-8591
Fax: (765) 494-7994
E-Mail: coppoc@purdue.edu
Website: http://lafayette.medicine.iu.edu

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