IUSM-Lafayette is one of the nine campuses that constitute the Indiana University School of Medicine. It is located on the campus of Purdue University.
IUSM-Lafayette shares many of its facilities with Purdue University. It is affiliated with the IU Arnett and St. Francis hospital systems.
Students have access to:
- The IUSM-Lafayette study rooms and classrooms (24/7 access).
- A parking garage connected to the Lyles-Porter Hall.
- Access to the co-rec gym.
IUSM-Lafayette utilizes a semester scheduling system for both MS1 and MS2 students. Class attendance is not required, although most students attend lectures. Lectures are recorded.
Classes are mostly traditional lectures with some independent study; Anatomy has a large lab component and Neurobiology has a smaller lab component. Physiology contains in-class exercises and demonstrations. Professors are almost always available to meet outside of class.
Year-long: Introduction to Clinical Medicine I.
During the MS1 Fall semester, exams are administered in monthly blocks, without quizzes.
During Spring semester, exams are administered approximately once a month, but not in blocks. Some classes have regular quizzes.
During the MS2 year, exams are administered approximately once or twice a week.
Year-long: Pharmacology and Introduction to Clinical Medicine II.
Lafayette and West Lafayette provide a sophisticated art scene, vibrant nightlife, a great variety of shopping, recreating, museums, dining, festivals, family activity, and much more. The community is full of beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture throughout neighborhood and the historic downtown.
There are numerous apartments at all price ranges all over campus and into Lafayette. The Exponent, the local student newspaper, is an excellent resource for searching for apartments and can be found online.
Some of the second years can help if you need some tips on places to live. Check out a bunch of places, and don’t be afraid to ask us questions. Buses and cars allow you to branch out further from Lynn Hall, but sometimes living close has its advantages. One excellent resource is www.boilerapartments.com.
There are many churches in the area; some within walking distance include:
- First United Methodist
- Wesley Foundation
- St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church
- Memorial Presbyterian
- Victory Christian Center
- Sons of Abraham Synagogue
- Lafayette Church of Christ
Working out is a definite necessity for us nerds in the basement. The Recreational Sports Center (RSC) provides a great facility with everything you need: basketball courts, swimming pool, tennis courts, racquetball courts, badminton courts, and a new indoor hockey/soccer court. For a fee, you can even join in "learn to play" classes, which include spinning, yoga, turbo kick, and more. There is also the International Health and Racquet Club facility in W. Lafayette, which requires a membership. (The RSC is a service provided to all students, including the medical students.)
We find the time for movies down at the levee, bowling at the Union, hiking on the Wabash Heritage Trail, picnicking at the many parks on campus and around town, and attending Boilermaker sporting events. We have a variety of intramural teams, play rounds of golf, visit art galleries, attend concerts on campus, and attend the various local festivals.
Lunch on campus can be found at any fast food restaurant within walking distance. These include Jake’s Roadhouse Bar & Grill, Arby's, Fazoli's, Taco Bell, Pappy's Sweet Shop, Villa Pizza, The Parthenon and of course, in Lynn Hall, Vet Vittles. There is a refrigerator for student use in the lounge where many students keep packed lunches or microwave meals for lunch between classes.
The restaurant/bar scene is prevalent with the most notorious being Harry's Chocolate Shop. Other hot spots include Jake's, Where Else?, Brothers, Neon Cactus, and various Lafayette locales like Sgt. Preston's. There are a variety of local coffee shops in "The Village" to change your study environment.