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Van Nuys Medical Science Building.jpg
DeanBradley Allen, MD, PhD
Address1110 W. Michigan Street, LO-417
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5209
Phone(317) 278-2891
Host CampusIUPUI
Class Size150 students
BuildingVan Nuys Medical Science Building

The Indiana University School of Medicine was founded in 1903, and awarded its inaugural M.D. degree to the 25 members of its first class in 1907. The School merged with the Purdue University Medical Department in 1908, and soon moved to Indianapolis. IUSM's current campus is located within the Van Nuys Medical Sciences Building, constructed in 1958.


Located in the heart of Indiana's capital, IUSM-Indianapolis is close to many downtown restaurants and shops, as well as the city's hospitals and medical centers.

Students have access to:

  • The IUSM-Indianapolis medical library (24/7 access).
  • The Daly Medical Student Center (24/7 access to study areas and lounges).


IUSM-Indianapolis utilizes a semester scheduling system for both MS1 and MS2 students. Lectures are recorded, and class attendance is not required (with the exceptions of ICM I, ICM II, and CPS).

Learning style

Classes are mostly taught in a traditional lecture format; some classes have Team Based Learning. Professors are open to answer questions, and students organically create their own study groups to review material.

Test blocks every 4–5 weeks for MS1 and MS2 students. All exams are multiple choice. NBME shelf exams for each class serve as the final exams at the end of the semester.

MS1 Classes

MS1 students begin classes at 9 a.m. each morning.

Year-long: Introduction to Clinical Medicine I.and Clinical Problem Solving

Fall semester

  • Gross Anatomy
  • Cellular Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics

Spring semester

  • Histology
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology

MS2 Classes

MS2 students begin classes at 8 a.m. each morning.

Year-long: Introduction to Clinical Medicine II, Pharmacology, and Pathologic Basis of Disease

Fall semester

  • Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology

Spring semester

  • Evidence Based Medicine