The School of Medicine includes several facilities on the IUMC campus, including Fesler Hall, VanNuys Medical Sciences Building, Indiana Cancer Pavilion, IU Cancer Research Institute, Research Institutes II and III, the Rotary Building, and Emerson Hall. The William H. Coleman Hospital, Robert W. Long Hospital, and the Willis D. Gatch Clinical Building have been renovated to provide research and administrative offices at IUSM. Approximately one mile east of the IUMC campus, along the historic canal, sits the Medical Information Science Building, the Clarian Pathology Building, the Radiology Education and Research Institute, and Fairbanks Hall.

Hospitals that are staffed by IUSM faculty and provide residency training programs on the IUMC campus include Wishard Memorial Hospital (a city-county hospital recently listed among the top 100 U.S. public hospitals), Roudebush VA Medical Center, Riley Hospital for Children, and Indiana University Hospital and Outpatient Center. Riley and IU hospitals separated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1997 to join Methodist Hospital of Indiana to form Clarian Health Partners. Clarian Health is committed to the school’s mission of advancing education, research, and patient care. Located approximately two miles from IUMC, Methodist Hospital provides additional significant educational opportunities to IU students and residents.

The IU School of Nursing (the largest in the country), the IU School of Dentistry, and the IU School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are also on the IUMC campus. These health science schools are part of the larger campus created by Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), which offers IU and Purdue undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Clarian Health’s hospitals—Riley Hospital for Children, IU Hospital, and Methodist Hospital of Indiana—currently record approximately 1 million in- and outpatient visits per year. The affiliated hospitals—Wishard and Roudebush—together handle another 1 million patient visits each year. This enormous patient base provides a broad range of superb clinical educational opportunities. The hospitals host 76 residency and fellowship programs with more than 1,000 residents and fellows, and provide clinical experiences in both inpatient and outpatient facilities to second- through fourth-year students. IUSM’s nearly 800 teaching faculty staff all the hospitals. In addition, the hospitals host educational programs for nursing, dentistry, and allied health sciences students as well as Purdue University pharmacy doctoral students.

IUSM Library
The mission of the Library is to meet the information needs of the school’s faculty, students, and staff throughout the state. Additionally, the library serves all other personnel in the Indiana University Medical Center as well as practicing Indiana health professionals.

The Library provides print and electronic access to over 19,000 journals, with additional titles accessible via agreements with other Indiana University libraries. In addition, the library provides electronic access to numerous bibliographic and knowledge bases and over 100 books, including such well-known titles as Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and Scientific American Medicine. Additional database access is provided via agreements with other Indiana University libraries. Printing and photocopying are available for a fee. Copy/print cards are available at the circulation desk, or students may set up an account to use the Indiana University OneCard as a debit card.

Items not available in the Library’s collection may be requested via our Document Delivery Service, available at no charge for most requests. Delivery of articles held by the library is available for a fee. Many items can be delivered as electronic files directly to a personal computer.

The Library’s Information Services faculty and staff provide basic assistance with accessing materials and with reference questions. In-depth consultation and individualized training on basic database searching and electronic resource utilization are also available. Online reference assistance is available via e-mail. Library faculty participate in the design and implementation of the School of Medicine’s competency-based curriculum, and are available to teach individual classes or complete courses.

Library hours of operation (summer hours vary; exceptions will be posted):

Mon.–Fri.    7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday    8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunday    12:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m.
Medical students have extended hours.

The Library is located in the Medical Research and Library Building, IB 100.

Library Administration telephone: (317) 274-1404
Library Administration fax: (317) 278-2349    
Circulation Desk telephone: (317) 274-7182
Reference Desk telephone: (317) 274-7185
Document Delivery telephone: (317) 274-7184

Website: library.medicine.iu.edu/

Living Facilities

There is minimal campus housing available at IUPUI; however, the surrounding neighborhood offers contemporary housing that has attracted young professionals, who attend IUSM or work in downtown Indianapolis businesses and corporations. Downtown Indianapolis and IUPUI provide an amateur sports mecca, frequently hosting NCAA and Olympic trial events in facilities that are also accessible to students.

Residential housing for IUPUI is located on the main campus and is managed by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. There are several options for on-campus living: Ball Residence Hall, River Walk Campus Apartments, and Town Homes.

The campus housing office maintains a partial listing of off-campus housing accommodations located in the Indianapolis area. For additional information please contact: Department of Housing and Residence Life, IUPUI, 1226 W. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5180. Telephone: (317) 274-7457; fax: (317) 274-8150; e-mail: reshalls [at] iupui [dot] edu; www.housing.iupui.edu; office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.


A bookstore located in the Student Center on the Medical Center campus carries all necessary textbooks and supplies for the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Allied Health Sciences.

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