About Us


Dunes Building

Located on the Campus of Indiana University Northwest, in Gary, Indiana, Indiana University School of Medicine- Northwest (IUSM-NW) is located in the Dunes Medical/Professional Building on the West side of the campus   See Campus MapTake a virtual tour of our facilities.  Teaching space is located on the north end of the second floor of the building.  A genetics clinic and cytogenetics lab is located on the first floor (north end) and faculty laboratories, offices, and administrative offices are on the third floor. 

To get answers to questions or to schedule a visit contact Dawn Ilgenfritz 219 980 6551

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Staff contacts

Dawn Ilgenfritz, Operations Officer 219 980 6551
Colin Stoops, Information Technology 219 980 6852
Corona Wiley, Librarian 219 980 6709
Kathy Ligon, Secretary

Number of Students 

Currently the first year class (class of 2017) is 27 students and the second year class (class of 2016) is 23 students. We currently have twelve student in he third year (class of 2015) and eight students in the fourth year (class of 2014).


There are a number of hospitals in the Northwest Area that are affiliated with our medical education program. Hospital Affiliation 

Proximity to Major Cities

IUN.Library.Night.JPGThe campus is approximately 25 miles from Chicago, IL the second largest city in the US.  Chicago is home to thousands of restaurants, two major league baseball teams, a NFL team, NBA team and a NFL team as well as museums, theaters, two zoos and a large number of recreational areas, not to mention the magnificent shopping and spectacular Lake Michigan lakeshore.  Two major airports serve this area (Midway and O’Hare) with connections to anywhere in the world.

The scene at the left is the Library Building at Indiana University Northwest at night.














 The campus and surrounding area are patrolled 24/7 by the Indiana University  Northwest  police.  The campus and parking lots are well lighted at night and emergency call boxes are conveniently placed throughout  the  campus.  The campus police offers an escort service for all students  to take you to your car if you are here late at night studying. 


Student Organizations, Volunteer Oppurtunites and Service-Learning


Many of our students participate in the Student American Medical Association.   Each year a student representative(s) is elected to coordinate the activities of this group.


Students participate in a number of volunteer opportunities such as visits by the scout organizations of Northwest Indiana.  Students prepare a program on nutrition and first aid to present to these scout groups.













A large number of our students participate in Heart Day at Elliot Elementary School in Munster, IN.  Students prepare and present a program about heart and cardiovascular health to the elementary students at this school.

3400 Broadway | Dunes Professional Building 3001 | Gary, IN 46408 | (219) 980-6550