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ICPR > State Archives > Collections > The History of the Regulation of Medical Practice in Indiana: 1850-1900 > Indiana Heritage Research Grant - Online Exhibit > Medical Education In Indiana Medical Education In Indiana

During the nineteenth century in Indiana, from the year of statehood in 1816 until the establishment of the Board of Medical Registration and Examination in 1897, twenty medical schools were chartered in Indiana, as follows:

  • 1833: The Christian College at New Albany, chartered by Dr. John Cook Bennett. Known as "Bennett Medical College", the school granted medical degrees and diplomas under the assumed name of "University of Indiana". Considered fraudulent and a diploma mill, the exact date it closed is not known.
  • 1837 - 1838: Vincennes University Medical Department.
  • 1841 - 1856: La Porte University School of Medicine; renamed Indiana Medical College in 1846.
  • 1849 - 1884: Medical College of Evansville. The College was suspended in 1854, but was reorganized and reopened in 1871. It closed in 1884.
  • 1849 - 1852: Indiana Central Medical College, Indianapolis.
  • 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 the union of the Indiana Medical College (1869-78) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Indiana (1874-78).
  • 1878 - 1888: Indiana College of Medicine and Midwifery, Indianapolis. A fraudulent medical college.
  • 1879 - 1905: Central College of Physicians and Surgeons, Indianapolis.
  • 1879 - 1905: Fort Wayne College of Medicine.
  • 1880 - 1890: Indiana Eclectic Medical College.
  • 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.

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