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.

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 2024 is 11/15/2019.

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 service-learning activities before applying to IU 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 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 1 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 1 – August 1
Final Decision: June
Final Transcripts Due: July 22
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 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.

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.

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 did not receive an offer 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.

Yes, prospective and accepted applicants may request a tour at IU School of Medicine–Indianapolis by emailing Admissions Ambassadors provide tours on select days during the interview season August-November.