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Northwest - Gary Campus
The Northwest-Gary campus is just one of nine IU School of Medicine campuses located throughout Indiana offering medical training and education.

Northwest – Gary

Offering a unique mix of clinical experiences for medical students through a wealth of clinical partnerships.

Indiana University School of Medicine—Gary

The Indiana University School of Medicine–Gary campus is located on the IU Northwest campus in a highly populated urban region, south of Lake Michigan and just 25 miles from downtown Chicago. Students at this campus benefit from the IU School of Medicine’s high-quality statewide MD curriculum with the additional opportunity to join a unique four-year MD program in urban medicine, emphasizing primary care and other specialties of need in medically underserved communities. A wide variety of choices for third- and fourth-year clerkships provide access to a diverse patient population and a close relationship with attending physicians for challenging, real-world clinical experiences.

With 11 major teaching hospitals in the area with approximately 2,800 beds, medical students at the Gary campus have a vast variety of medical training opportunities. An expanded residency program is being developed for the Gary campus and will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions, beginning with a psychiatry residency program in Merrillville.

The faculty and staff at the Gary campus are focused on innovative education and basic science discoveries as part of IU School of Medicine’s robust teaching and research community. This environment promotes patient-centered care at every stage of the four-year medical curriculum.

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At Home in Gary

Medical students in Gary love their close relationships with faculty members and other students. That's what makes the IU School of Medicine-Gary campus feel like home.

Live and train for a career in medicine in Gary

From campus maps to policies and guidelines, medical students and their families can access campus-specific resources to better understand how to get around and make the most of their time at the Gary campus of IU School of Medicine.

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All of the buildings at IU School of Medicine–Northwest-Gary are easily accessible and within walking distance of each other. Plus, with small class sizes, medical students at the Gary campus have many opportunities to experience medical education in a personalized setting.

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Dipika Gupta, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Dipika Gupta, PhD, came to the Northwest campus in 1993 and has mentored countless medical students. She is known for her accessibility and eagerness to help students succeed. When medical students are intensively studying for exams, she often walks downstairs from her third-floor office to check on them.

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I wanted to come back to Gary to be near my family, but I know now that this was the best decision I could have made. This campus has everything that could have helped me get to this point. The professors are amazing.

Dana Jones, MD

Northwest-Gary Campus Alum