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History of Medicine

Resources for researching, teaching, and learning about the history of medicine.

Historical Roster of Medical Schools in Indiana

Indiana's first state constitution provided for the establishment of a state medical school in Vincennes.  It was not until 1903 that a serious effort to establish a public medical school resulted in the Indiana University School of Medicine.

The following is a list of the medical schools chartered in Indiana between 1806 and 2013:

  • 1833   The Christian College at New Albany, chartered by John C. Bennett and Associates
  • 1837-1838   Vincennes University Medical Department
  • 1841-1856   La Porte University School of Medicine.  Became Indiana Medical College in 1846
  • 1849-1854   Medical College of Evansville. Suspended in 1854, reorganized in 1871, extinct in 1884
  • 1849-1852   Indiana Central Medical College, Indianapolis. The Medical Department of Asbury College (now DePauw University)
  • 1869-1878   Indiana Medical College, Indianapolis
  • 1873-1909   Physiomedical College of Indiana, Indianapolis
  • 1874-1878   College of Physicians and Surgeons of Indiana, Indianapolis
  • 1876-1883   The Medical College of Fort Wayne
  • 1878-1905   The Medical College of Indiana, formed by union of Indiana Medical College (1869-1878, see above) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Indiana (1874-1878, see above), Indianapolis
  • 1878-1888   Indiana College of Medicine and Midwifery, Indianapolis
  • 1879-1905   Central College of Physicians and Surgeons, Indianapolis
  • 1879-1905   Fort Wayne College of Medicine
  • 1880-1890   Indiana Eclectic Medical College, Indianapolis
  • 1881-1900   Curtis Physiomedical Institute, Marion
  • 1882-1886   Hospital Medical College of Evansville
  • 1883-1886   Beach Medical College, Indianapolis
  • 1890-1894   Eclectic College of Physicians and Surgeons, Indianapolis
  • 1894-1897   American Medical College of Indianapolis
  • 1897-1898   The University of Medicine, Indianapolis
  • 1900-1908   Eclectic Medical College of Indiana, Indianapolis
  • 1901-1918   Valparaiso University School of Medicine.  Connection with the 1920-22 Chicago College of Medicine and Surgery, Chicago, and later with the Hahnemann Medical College of Chicago
  • 1903-Present   Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Bloomington,  Evansville, Fort Wayne, Muncie, Northwest (Gary), South Bend, Terre Haute, West Lafayette
  • 1905-1908   Indiana Medical College, The School of Medicine of Purdue University,  Lafayette
  • 1906-1908   State College of Physicians and Surgeons, Indianapolis
  • 2013-Present   Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indianapolis

    Source:  Burton D. Myers, The History of Medical Education in Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 1956).

Publications About the History of Medical Education in Indiana

IUSM History Resources

IUSM M.D. Graduates By Year & Gender

This compilation relies on the reports the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) sent to the American Medical Association (AMA) for its annual statistics on medical education. 

It was compiled by Margaret Holloway and Nancy Eckerman of the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, September 2003 in honor of the IUSM Centennial. 

Note: Figures are not official

Year of
Graduation
Men
Women
Total Number of
M.D. Graduates
1903
0
0
0
1904
0
0
0
1905
0
0
0
1906
0
0
0
1907
25
0
25
1908
73
1
74
1909
63
1
64
1910
56
3
59
1911
50
2
52
1912
43
2
45
1913
46
1
47
1914
20
2
22
1915
26
2
28
1916
34
0
34
1917
37
0
37
1918
35
0
35
1919
32
0
32
1920
46
2
48
1921
57
3
60
1922
33
0
33
1923
55
3
58
1924
67
3
70
1925
80
8
88
1926
79
1
80
1927
84
1
85
1928
89
3
92
1929
94
6
100
1930
103
0
103
1931
97
5
102
1932
88
6
94
1933
96
6
102
1934
110
6
116
1935
89
4
93
1936
107
1
108
1937
94
3
97
1938
86
1
87
1939
95
9
104
1940
83
10
93
1941
95
3
98
1942
98
10
108
Dec-42
112
2
114
Aug-43
102
4
106
Apr-44
118
6
124
Dec-44
109
1
110
1945
97
2
99
1946
177
6
183
1947
94
4
98
Jun-48
78
6
84
1949
74
7
81
1950
86
7
93
1951
102
4
106
1952
128
9
137
1953
127
7
134
1954
135
4
139
1955
129
2
131
1956
135
2
137
1957
132
7
139
1958
133
2
135
1959
136
4
140
1960
128
4
132
1961
130
5
135
1962
178
12
190
1963
148
5
153
1964
153
9
162
1965
155
8
163
1966
159
12
171
1967
172
10
182
1968
193
16
209
1969
167
17
184
1970
176
17
214
1971
197
17
214
1972
200
14
214
1973
205
17
222
1974
226
18
244
1975
224
36
260
1976
238
34
262
1977
234
52
286
1978
253
56
309
1979
243
47
290
1980
222
66
288
1981
229
72
301
1982
240
59
299
1983
200
75
275
1984
222
82
304
1985
209
86
295
1986
187
93
280
1987
186
89
275
1988
163
85
248
1989
181
79
259
1990
164
79
243
1991
177
69
246
1992
174
68
242
1993
163
84
247
1994
170
89
259
1995
162
96
258
1996
155
97
252
1997
158
103
261
1998
171
108
279
1999
172
89
261
2000
154
110
264
2001
163
98
261
2002
167
106
273
2003
157
106
263
2004
149
106
255
2005
147
115
262
2006
130
131
261
2007
179
129
308
2008 173 135 308
2009 181 141 322
2010 181 141 322
2011 180 148 328
2012 179 156 335
2013 191 153 344
2014 191 161 352
2015 218 159 377
Totals
14893
4363
19266

 

Graph of IUSM Graduates