The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

Among the most appealing aspects of the Fort Wayne campus is free student parking. That’s right; medical students park in any lot or garage here—for free, anytime. This campus also hosts the Student Research Fellowship Program, which offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.

MD Program

MD Program Admissions

IU School of Medicine seeks applicants who are passionate about patient care and committed to training for a collaborative career in medicine. The school takes great pride in its students, as they develop into compassionate professionals who are committed to improving population health in Indiana and beyond.

After fulfilling the application requirements, interested students can apply to the IU School of Medicine MD program through the AMCAS system. The application deadline for the MD Class of 2021 is 11/15/2016. Early Decision Applications for the Class of 2022 are accepted beginning June 1, 2017.

Admissions Process

Application Requirements

MD applicants must have completed ninety (90) credit hours from an accredited US or Canadian institution of higher education as well as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Prerequisite coursework:
• One year of General and Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Biology—minimum two-hour lab
• One semester of Biochemistry
• One Social Science AND one Behavioral Science course

Requirements may be in progress at time of application. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to determine which courses will fulfill program requirements.

Early Decision Applicants

To be considered for early decision, applicants must apply between June 1 and August 3 and have a minimum cumulative and science GPA of 3.6 and a minimum MCAT score of 509 with no individual score below 125.

Admissions Timeline

Applications Accepted: June 1 – November 15
Early Decision Applications Accepted: June 1 – August 1
Interviews: August – November
Early Decision Notifications: October 1
Traditional Notifications: October 15 – March 15
Final Interview Cycle: January – March
Campus Assignment: mid-April
Alternate Notifications: April 15 – May 15
Final Decision: June
New Student Orientation: August

MD Program Application FAQ

All applications are submitted through the AMCAS system. Upon verification, all applications are processed through the IU School of Medicine Admissions Office in Indianapolis. Only applicants invited for an interview receive a request to provide supplemental information and apply to the IUPUI Graduate Office.

No, but the majority of applicants matriculate with a baccalaureate degree. In order to apply, applicants must have a minimum of 90 credit hours from a US or Canadian institution and permanent resident visa.

No, prerequisites may be in progress, but all prerequisites must be complete in order to matriculate.

Yes, the MD Admissions Committee accepts some AP credit but recommends that applicants enroll into college courses to complete the prerequisites. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to determine which courses fulfill requirements.

The best major is one that meets the applicant’s academic goals. The IU School of Medicine MD Admissions Committee does not recommend or give preference to any major. For example, applicants have matriculated with degrees in English, Biology, Music, Law and Interior Design.

IU School of Medicine does not accept international students. Applicants must have a permanent resident visa at time of application or be a U.S. citizen.

All applications are submitted through the AMCAS system. Upon verification, all applications are processed through the IU School of Medicine Admissions Office in Indianapolis. Only applicants invited for an interview receive a request to provide supplemental information and apply to the IU Graduate Program.

Applicants should submit an application when the application process begins on June 1, as processing may take up to eight weeks.

Applicants receive an email confirmation when IU School of Medicine receives their AMCAS application. Applicants selected for an interview will receive a Supplemental Instructions email with instructions for applying to the IUPUI Graduate Office. Applicants will not be scheduled for an interview until the Graduate Office application and fee, $65 has been submitted.