IU School of Medicine celebrates 50 years of the regional campus system: The medical education program in Fort Wayne began with just four students. Today there are about 90 medical students at IU School of Medicine-Fort Wayne.
When it comes to education at Indiana University School of Medicine, it’s not just the training that can last a lifetime but also the connections that students make with their peers. Recently, the Radiologic and Imaging Sciences Undergraduate Programs welcomed five alumni back to campus after nearly 50 years since their graduation from the program.
Arthur Willis, MD, values the education he received at the IU School of Medicine. He graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington in 1962 and immediately enrolled at IU School of Medicine. Without the experience he gained while training at IU, Willis said he wouldn’t have been the well-rounded, quick-thinking ophthalmologist he was throughout his career.
Yung Nguyen, MD, MBA, has been named 2021 Physician Mentor of the Year. As part of IU School of Medicine’s Physician Mentor Program, every incoming medical student is assigned to a physician mentor who acts as a support person throughout all four years of medical school. A self-described “foodie,” Nguyen treats mentees to dinner and discusses life issues. IU School of Medicine is seeking physician mentors for incoming medical students.
Evansville has become a model for how to grow a health care community. In less than a decade, the region’s competing universities, major health systems and business leaders have united around a common vision and secured funding to open a world-class health sciences center in the heart of Southwest Indiana.
50 years of medical education in Muncie: Members of the IU School of Medicine Class of 1987 studied together on the Muncie regional campus, returned to their hometown to practice after residency training, and continue to improve health care outcomes in East Central Indiana. Their story exemplifies the success of the statewide system for medical education established by the Indiana State Legislature in 1971.
Associate Dean and Director of IU School of Medicine-Muncie Derron Bishop, PhD, is a connector—between the School of Medicine and its host campus, Ball State University, as well as collaborations with community partners and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Along with a close-knit community, the Muncie campus offers a "commute" that’s mere footsteps to the hospital and amenities at Ball State. Plus, there's a mansion to accommodate rotating medical students.
Take a look at the history of medical training in Northwest Indiana and explore the current vision for IU School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary, located on the campus of Indiana University Northwest (IUN), as IU School of Medicine commemorates the 50th anniversary of its statewide system for medical education.
Medical students and alumni of Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest-Gary say training on this campus just 25 miles from Chicago and right next to the Lake Michigan shoreline blends big-city amenities with small-town feel, offering experiences to engage with diverse populations while forming lifelong friendships.