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The South Bend campus is just one of nine IU School of Medicine campuses located throughout Indiana offering medical training and education.

South Bend Campus

Offering a working and learning environment with award-winning research faculty.

Indiana University School of Medicine—South Bend

IU School of Medicine–South Bend offers a well-established community medicine experience emphasizing small-group learning and one-on-one clinical training.

In partnership with the University of Notre Dame, students and an award-winning research-based faculty explore medicine in the midst of discovery about next-generation cures. IU School of Medicine–South Bend, like other campuses in the IU School of Medicine statewide system, offers exceptional clinical education opportunities and community participation through student groups, extracurricular activities and a strong partnership with local clinical providers.

Led by national experts in their fields, the medical education program at IU School of Medicine–South Bend follows the school’s statewide core curriculum. Plus, in partnership with Notre Dame, medical students at this campus can pursue combined degrees, including an MD/PhD or MS/MD in Global Health, take part in research at the Harper Cancer Research Institute and the Eck Center for Global Health, or complete a scholarly concentration in Ethics, Equity and Justice.

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A Support System for Students in South Bend

The tight-knit community of medical students in South Bend lean on each other for help and support.

Live and Learn in South Bend

From maps and handbooks to policies and guidelines, medical students and their families can access campus-specific resources to better understand how to make the most of their years at the IU School of Medicine South Bend campus.


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Campus Tour

Students at the South Bend campus attribute their success to the strong relationships they forge with each other and clinical faculty while studying and training at this IU School of Medicine location.

Virtual Campus Tour


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Connor Bunch

Class of 2022

Connor Bunch serves on the Patient Communication Committee of the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, which provides health care to uninsured and underserved populations in west South Bend.

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Molly Duman Scheel, PhD

Navari Family Professor

The groundbreaking work of Molly Scheel, PhD, in the genetics of the mosquito Aedes aegypti addresses mosquito development that could end the transmission of Malaria and Zika and aid development of more sustainable pesticides.

“What I like about the South Bend campus, and what’s so special here, is that we’re such a tight-knit group. It feels like you’re with family the entire time.”

Mark Heimberger
MD Student, South Bend


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IU researcher develops innovation to combat increasing mosquito insecticide resistance, mosquito-borne diseases

Molly Scheel, PhD, has developed an environmentally-safe and effective RNAi insecticide specific to mosquitos, turning off genes needed for mosquito development and neural function.

February 21, 2024