Indiana University School of Medicine—South Bend

Assistant Dean and Director: Professor Rudolph M. Navari, MD, PhD

The Indiana University School of Medicine—South Bend (IUSM-SB) is located on the campus of the University of Notre Dame (UND). South Bend is the center of a metropolitan area extending from Elkhart, Indiana, to Niles, Michigan, with an urban population of more than 300,000. Students assigned to the center are considered special graduate students of the University of Notre Dame and are eligible for privileges of UND students. Most medical students live off campus. Assistance in locating housing is available through the director’s office of the center.

The academic calendar follows a block-style schedule in year one and a traditional semester-based schedule in year two. First-semester first year medical courses cover embryology/anatomy, cell biology/biochemistry, histology and introduction to the American healthcare system (a component of Introduction to Clinical Medicine-I). Second-semester courses cover immunology/microbiology, physiology, neuroscience, and ICM I. All courses are taught by IUSM-SB faculty who have adjunct appointments with UND.

The fall curriculum for second year medical students is Introduction to Clinical Medicine II, Pharmacology, General Pathology, and the beginning of Systemic Pathology. In the spring, Pharmacology, Systemic Pathology and Introduction to Medicine II continue, and Medical Genetics and Biostatistics are added. Courses are taught by IUSM-SB faculty and clinicians from the community. Core curriculum from pathology, pharmacology and medicine are integrated by systems (neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, etc.)

In addition, the IUSM-SB campus offers a clinical training program in which students may stay all four years. All required clerkships in third year are offered: Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Anesthesia, Surgical Subspecialties, General Surgery, Ob/Gyn, Internal Medicine, Neurology and Psychiatry. In fourth year all required rotations are offered (Emergency Medicine, Radiology and Medicine Sub-Internship) as well as a host of clinical and research-based electives from which students may choose.

South Bend has been active in postgraduate medical education for many years. St. Joseph Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hospital of South Bend have active family practice residency programs with 18 residents per year at each hospital. The South Bend Medical Foundation provides clinical and anatomic pathology services for the communities of Elkhart, Mishawaka, and South Bend. Other clinical community partners include: Elkhart General Hospital, La Porte Regional Health System, The South Bend Clinic and Madison Center.

For further information concerning the IUSM—SB, visit http://medicine.iu.edu/southbend/ or contact:
Indiana University School of Medicine—South Bend
1234 N. Notre Dame Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617
Phone: (574) 631-5574

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