The Indiana University School of Medicine began in
1907 on the Bloomington campus. In 1908 Indiana
University became responsible for all medical education in the state of Indiana, and in 1971 the Indiana
Statewide Medical Education System was put into
effect. It has teaching centers in all major cities in Indiana. The Indiana University Medical Center includes
schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, and Allied
Health Sciences, as well as university hospitals, and
4-year semimodern. The major objectives of the curriculum are the concentration of core material in both
preclinical and clinical years, early exposure to
patients, and extensive elective time. The first year is
devoted to core basic science courses and introduction
to clinical medicine. Second year to core basic science
courses and continuing patient contact through the
introduction to medicine courses. Third year (12
months) is devoted to clinical experience in pediatrics,
obstetrics, gynecology, psychiatry, medicine, and
surgery. Fourth year (9 months). Experience in a variety of clinical specialties and the remainder is reserved
exclusively for electives.
Minority admissions: The school has an active program
to identify, advise, and recruit disadvantaged students.
Other degree programs: Students interested in medical
science can work to combine an MD degree with either
an MS or a PhD in biomedical disciplines. The combined MD-PhD may also be earned in other sciences,
and law, social and behavioral sciences, and the humanities on the Bloomington campus.
Only minimum premedical science courses are
required. Preference is given to residents; a number of
out-of-state residents are accepted yearly. The application of nonresidents who have significant ties to
Indiana may be given greater consideration than to others in this category. The basis for selection is the
school’s own technical standards judged essential, as
well as scholarship, references, personality, and character. Transfer and advanced standing: Only transfers
of Indiana residents from American or foreign medical
schools are considered.
System used is Honors/High Pass/Pass/Fail. Students
must pass Steps 1 and 2 of the USMLE to graduate.
The Medical Center is located in Indianapolis; the
School of Medicine has students on 8 other campuses.
Teaching: In Indianapolis, preclinical teaching takes
place in the Medical Sciences Building. Clinical facilities are provided by the University Hospital, Robert W.
Long Hospital, William H. Coleman Hospital for
Women, and James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children. Other: Emerson Hall accommodates clinical
departments; Fesler Hall houses clinical laboratories
and offices. Riley Hospital has connecting wings for
pediatric and cancer research. A psychiatric research
unit is also located at the center. Combined hospitals of
the medical center contain 2000 beds. Neighboring hospitals provide some additional experience. Library: The
medical library and nursing library combined house
more than 125,000 volumes and subscribe to 2500 periodicals. Housing: Very limited on-campus housing.