Indiana University School of Medicine—Muncie
Assistant Dean and Director: Professor Walker
The Indiana University School of Medicine-Muncie (IUSM—Muncie) is located on the periphery of the Ball State University campus, immediately adjacent to Indiana University Health - Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Indiana. Muncie is an agricultural-industrial community with a population of approximately 80,000. IUSM—Muncie is located in the northwest portion of the city. Ample student housing is available in the immediate vicinity of the center.
Ball State University has an enrollment of approximately 18,000 students pursuing both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Among the resources available at Ball State University is a library complex, which is available to students at IUSM-Muncie. In the physical education department, an indoor track and an Olympic-size swimming pool are available for student use. Among the cultural opportunities available at Ball State University are the Muncie Symphony, Artists Series, Concert Series, and Muncie Ballet Company. The Muncie Civic Theatre also provides entertainment throughout the year.
IUSM-Muncie has six full-time faculty members, ten part-time members, and 65 volunteer physicians involved in the first- and second-year programs. One of the major advantages of the Muncie center is its proximity to IU Health-Ball Memorial Hospital. Ball Memorial Hospital is a 400-bed community hospital with a full range of specialists. The medical staff of Ball Memorial Hospital is committed to medical education, and there are currently 62 residents involved in postgraduate education at Ball Memorial Hospital. Residencies are offered in family medicine, internal medicine, and transitional. Freshman students at IUSM-Muncie are invited to shadow house staff members. There are opportunities for summer externships at Ball Memorial Hospital for students between their freshman and sophomore years.
The North Tower in Ball Memorial Hospital includes a surgical suite, a laboratory, and a radiology department. There is also an extensive medical library with a full range of journals, books, and audiovisual equipment. Extensive computer support is available in the library.
An Outpatient Pavilion houses physicians’ offices. The hospital offers other major services, including an Oncology Center and a new Cardiology wing that was completed this past year.
The Edmund F. Ball Medical Education building was completed in June of 2000. It houses the Ball Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Clinic/Residency Program and the teaching and research programs of the Muncie Center for Medical Education.
Classes during year one at IUSM-Muncie are taught using a block schedule; students are taught a single discipline during each block. Year two classes are taught using a traditional schedule.
For further information concerning the Muncie Center, contact:Director
Indiana University School of Medicine-Muncie
E.F. Ball Medical Education Building, Room 201
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306-1099
Phone: (765) 751-5100
Fax: (765) 751-5116