IUSM-South Bend

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IUSM-South Bend

Raclin-Carmichael Hall.jpg
DeanCarl Marfurt, Ph.D.
Address1234 Notre Dame Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617
Phone(574) 631-5574
Host CampusNotre Dame University
Class Size23 students
BuildingRaclin-Carmichael Hall

IUSM-South Bend is one of the nine campuses that constitute the Indiana University School of Medicine. It is located on the campus of Notre Dame University.


IUSM-South Bend shares many of its facilities with Notre Dame University. A student's Notre Dame ID provides access to these facilities, including campus libraries and recreational facilities at no extra cost. The building, Raclin-Carmichael Hall, houses both the IUSM-SB campus as well as research facilities and laboratories. Raclin-Carmichael has two classrooms for the first and second year class' exclusive use, with lockers for storage of personal items. A small library with chairs, couches, and tables is also available, with printer access provided with an allowance per semester. There is a lounge, complete with refrigerators and microwaves for the whole building. The basement houses the anatomy lab, locker rooms with more lockers and showers.


IUSM-South Bend employs a team-based learning curriculum, as opposed to traditional lectures. Both MS1 and MS2 years follow a semester schedule. The first year classes are based on a block curriculum, meaning only 1 class is taken at a time. These classes last from 4–6 weeks, depending on the class. MS2 year has students taking Pathology (general and systemic), pharmacology, and ICM II concurrently. Class attendance is not required, although most students attend lectures. Lectures are recorded.

MS1 Classes

Year-long: Introduction to Clinical Medicine I.

1st Semester:

  • Embryology
  • Anatomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Histology

2nd Semester:

  • Neuroanatomy
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Science
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology

MS2 Classes

Year-long: For the most part, the curriculum follows a systems-based approach, with students taking the corresponding pathology, pharmacology, and ICM II for different systems (i.e. cardiology, pulmonary, renal, neurology, psychiatry, etc.)

  • Pathology
    • General Pathology (1st half of 1st semester)
    • Systemic Pathology (systems based, 2nd half of 1st semester for the rest of the year)
  • Pharmacology
  • Introduction to Clinical Medicine II