The Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), second largest medical school in the U.S., offers 9 research-based doctoral degree programs; 14 basic and applied science master's degree programs; the NIH designated Medical Scientist Training Program (combined M.D./Ph.D.); Physician Scholars Program; and graduate certificates in Clinical Science, Medical Dosimetry, and Translational Science. The IUSM Graduate Division is responsible for administering the graduate programs in close collaboration with each program chair and department.
In addition to administering the IUSM graduate programs, the Graduate Division provides support to graduate students, the academic programs and departments as well as services for postdoctoral fellows at the IUSM and its associated hospitals and institutions and is accredited by The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. IUSM postdoctoral researchers receive not only extensive scientific training in state-of-the-art facilities but also services and support to further their career development. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs strives to enhance the postdoctoral experience and foster the professional development of our postdoctoral researchers through resource development, career-related programming, and advocacy. For several years, The Scientist has ranked IUSM in the “Top 40 Best Places to Work for Postdocs.”
The IUPUI Life-Health Sciences Internships program, which connects life and health sciences undergraduates with paid research internships on and near campus during the academic year, is also housed in the IUSM Graduate Division.
To provide leadership and support to the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine to develop the highest quality graduate certificate, M.S. degree, Ph.D. degree, M.D./Ph.D. combined degree, and postdoctoral research training programs. To provide administrative support for academic programs by coordinating and supervising curricular changes, coordinating recruiting, coordinating external funding efforts, distributing funds for graduate education, acting as a resource to help students and faculty meet the academic requirements of the Indiana University Graduate School, maintaining a database of student records, representing the School of Medicine at relevant Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana University, and national functions, and developing new educational programs for the School of Medicine. Our mission spans both the research and education efforts of the School of Medicine and our constituents are the faculty of the School, the present and future students of the School, and the agencies (state, federal, and other) that fund our programs.
To develop and maintain internationally-recognized and leading-quality graduate certificate, M.S., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., medical scholar, life/health science internship, and postdoctoral training programs.