MD Education 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.

Interested students can apply to the IU School of Medicine MD program through the AMCAS system. The deadline for AMCAS applications and transcripts is mid- November.

Admissions Process

Application Requirements

MD applicants must have completed ninety (90) credit hours from an accredited U.S. or Canadian institution of higher education as well as the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Applicants should shadow a minimum of three physicians and participate in meaningful medical and service-learning activities before applying to Indiana University School of Medicine.

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 MD Admissions Committee reserves the right to determine which courses fulfill program requirements.

Scholarly Concentrations Priority Placement Program

The Scholarly Concentrations Priority Placement Program offers medical school applicants the chance to receive priority placement into their preferred Scholarly Concentrations topic at a regional campus. Applicants to this program receive notification of their admissions decision in December. To qualify for the program, students must have a 3.5 GPA (cumulative and science GPA), 507 MCAT and apply to the school via AMCAS no later than the end of July. Indianapolis campus topics are not eligible.

Applicant Review Process

After a prospective student’s AMCAS application is submitted, IU School of Medicine receives a notification. A request for supplemental information is sent only to applicants invited to interview. All applicants invited to interview are determined based on a holistic review process. Selected applicants must complete the IU Graduate School application and submit the application fee. Qualified applicants will receive an emailed interview invitation. Interviews are conducted September through February.

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 complete the IUPUI Graduate Program application.

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

The selection of evaluators is a personal choice. However, evaluators should be someone who has known you for years and can evaluate your personality, character, and assess your academic promise for medicine.

The best way to stand out on your medical school application is to be your authentic self and step outside of your comfort zone to broaden your educational background.

IU School of Medicine Office of MD Admissions does not recommend one test prep course over another. Instead, we suggest you consider all options and select the one which best meets your needs.

Applicants are welcome to retake the MCAT. However, applicants who are unsure if their MCAT score is competitive can contact the office, reviewing the prior year’s averages {link to Fact Sheet}. IU School of Medicine only takes the most recent MCAT into consideration for admission purposes.

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 completing the IUPUI Graduate Program application. Applicants will not be scheduled for an interview until the Graduate Office application and fee ($70) has been submitted.

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 U.S. 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.

No. AMCAS will include all of your grades in the GPA calculation.

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.

Prospective applicants and applicants who interviewed and received an admission decision may schedule an appointment by calling 317-274-3772.

Questions regarding residency should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. You may also view the requirements and contact information. Please do not complete a residency application unless requested to do so by IU School of Medicine Office of Admissions.

Prospective MD students may request to schedule a tour at IU School of Medicine–Indianapolis by emailing the Admissions Ambassadors. To schedule a tour at other IU School of Medicine campuses, please contact the site directly.

Reapplying is a personal choice. Re-applicants should take steps to enhance the new application (i.e., retake the MCAT, enroll into upper level courses, etc.)

Rural Medicine Training

Rural Medicine Training

The school's Terre Haute campus offers a unique four-year program focused on training physicians to meet the healthcare needs of rural and medically underserved areas.
Dual Degree Program

Dual Degree Program

MD students can adjust the traditional four-year MD education schedule to complete an additional complementary degree such as a PhD, MBA, JD, MPH or MA.