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).
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 students begin classes at 9 a.m. each morning.
Year-long: Introduction to Clinical Medicine I.and Clinical Problem Solving
- Gross Anatomy
- Cellular Molecular Biology
MS2 students begin classes at 8 a.m. each morning.
Year-long: Introduction to Clinical Medicine II, Pharmacology, and Pathologic Basis of Disease
- Neuroscience and Clinical Neurology
- Evidence Based Medicine