IU School of Medicine is located across nine campuses in Indiana. Fundamental aspects of the school’s MD curriculum—including teaching modalities, integrated courses, faculty expertise in clinical and basic sciences, and block scheduling—are available to students on all campuses, but each campus offers a unique experience that comes with interacting with the community and participating in the local clinical setting. So while students in Gary gain experience in caring for low-income patients in an urban environment, students in Terre Haute learn the specific challenges and needs of serving a rural patient population. The Bloomington campus focuses on medical education, and students in Muncie receive especially strong exposure to primary care.
The special amenities of each location benefit medical students in many different ways, and some students experience multiple campuses during their medical education training. MD students participate in clinical rotations at hospitals and physician offices throughout the state during the third and fourth years of medical school.