Indiana State University has many resources which, as an integral part of the institution, facilitate learning, contribute to the total education and success of its students, and also serve faculty and administrators in performance of their duties and the enhancement of their continuing professional development. What follows are selections of examples of special resources available at Indiana State University.
Advanced Technology Studies
The Consortium for Advanced Technological Studies was organized to offer the doctor of philosophy in technology management. This is a unique organization of universities having studies in technology, including Bowling Green State University, University of Central Missouri, East Carolina University, and Indiana State University. The Consortium brings together leading schools/colleges of technology in the United States to capitalize on existing resources and faculty expertise in specialized areas of technology. The Consortium universities have been recognized for providing continued leadership to the technology, management, and applied engineering profession.
On-line Learning. Indiana State University offers a variety of online courses and full degree programs via the Internet. Most programs are 100% online; a few require a minimal number of visits to the Indiana State campus.
- are the full equivalent of our campus programs,
- receive the same accreditation as campus programs, and
- are taught by ISU faculty.
Special resources are available for on-line learners. Visit Extended Learning’s web site for additional information.
State Specific Information. Not all states will allow ISU to offer online programs to their residents. Students are advised to consult Extended Learning’s website for state-specific information before applying for admission.
Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute
Students accepted into the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) may attend all four years of medical school at any of the nine statewide campuses, including the Terre Haute site located on the campus of Indiana State University. Courses in the Foundational Sciences are taught during Phase I and include in the first year, Transitions I, Human Structure, Molecules to Cells to Tissues, Foundations of Clinical Practice I, Fundamentals of Health and Disease, Host Defense, and Neuroscience and Behavior. Clinical exposure is provided to medical students from the first year in cooperation with Union Health System, the Hamilton Center, Terre Haute Regional Hospital, the Harsha Center, and other community health centers and physicians. After successful completion of the first year of medical school, students take the second year courses, which include five Understanding Diseases of Systems Courses (Cardiovascular and Hematology, Renal and Respiratory, G.I. and Nutrition, Musculoskeletal and Dermatology, and Endocrinology and Reproduction Biology) and Fundamentals of Clinical Practice II. In phase II and III of the IUSM curriculum, medical students perform monthly required and elective clerkships. Clerkship rotations have been established in health systems and community hospitals throughout Indiana, as part of the Indiana University School of Medicine statewide system for medical education.
In fall 2008, the Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute added the Rural Medical Education Program in which selected incoming medical students attend all four years of medical school at the Terre Haute campus. This program emphasizes early and rapid acquisition of clinical skills, the study of medicine from the perspectives of the rural physician and rural patients, and an understanding of the community context of rural medicine. This program provides needed physicians to rural communities as well as provides educational opportunities in medicine for students from rural areas of Indiana.
Since 1997, Indiana State University and Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute have conducted a joint Bachelor/Medical Doctor (B/MD) Program. Interested and qualified high school students from rural counties apply and interview for this program. The students complete their Bachelor degree at Indiana State University and their medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Requests for information about the Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute should be directed to Dr. Taihung Duong, Associate Dean and Director. For additional information, visit the IUSM-Terre Haute website terrehaute.medicine.iu.edu.