Indiana University School of Medicine
The Indiana University School of Medicine is a leading medical school and medical research powerhouse connected to Indiana University. With several teaching campuses in the state, the School of Medicine has its predominant research and medical center at the Indiana University ? Purdue University Indianapolis campus in Indianapolis. Established in 1903, it is Indiana's only medical school. The medical school awarded the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree to its first class in 1907. With over 1100 students in 2006, it is currently the second largest medical school in the United States (the largest is the University of Illinois College of Medicine). The School offers several joint-degree programs, including an MD/MBA, MD/MA, MD/MPH, and an NIH-designated Medical Scientist Training Program, a highly competitive subset of MD/PhD programs. For the 2010 entering class, there were 322 students enrolled in the MD program. In research, Indiana University School of Medicine is a pioneer in cancer, immunology, alcohol, neuroscience, and diabetes. Notably, some of its recent research discoveries that have received international acclaim include a curative therapy in testicular cancer made famous by patient Lance Armstrong, the cardiac ultrasound technology, several genes linked to Alzheimer's, the link between mind and body health, the development of neuronal stem cells, and tautomycetin as a potentially new anti-cancer drug. The School of Medicine possesses an NCI?designated Clinical Cancer Center, the only NIH?funded viral vector production facility for clinical grade therapeutics, and one of three Centers of Excellence in Molecular Hematopoiesis in the nation. Consistently ranked as one of the best medical schools in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report, the Indiana University School of Medicine ranked 17th in the nation for primary care and 44th for research out of about 150 medical schools polled for the ranking.
- Indianapolis, Indiana, US
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