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.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program 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 Admissions Interview

MD Admissions interviews are held on Wednesdays at IU School of Medicine campuses in Indianapolis, Muncie, Gary, Terre Haute, South Bend and Fort Wayne. Applicants may select the interview location, but the interview date and time is determined by the Office of Admissions and based upon availability of interviewers.” and add to the third sentence so this reads “In most cases, two interviewers meet with each applicant, but this is not a guarantee. Note: To avoid delays, applicants may be assigned to a different interview location depending upon availability. Rescheduling is not recommended unless extenuating circumstances exist.

What to Expect on Interview Day

Applicants can expect to spend a half day on campus, morning or afternoon, on interview day. In addition to the interview itself, this day includes an information session about the IU School of Medicine MD program as well as a financial aid presentation and opportunities to meet current medical students.

Due to limited availability of staff and medical students, guided tours are not conducted on the Indianapolis campus during interview days. To schedule a tour of this IU School of Medicine campus on a different date, contact the Admissions Ambassadors. To schedule a tour at other campuses, please contact the site directly.

Interview Tips

To make the best possible impression during the admissions interview for medical school, these tips offer some guidance.

  • Research Indiana University School of Medicine and become familiar with the new MD curriculum.
  • Be professional at all times. Professionalism includes attire, interactions with interviewers, school staff and students—by email, telephone and in-person. The evaluation process is ongoing until a final admission decision has been issued.
  • Check-in at the reception area upon arrival on interview day.
  • Keep in mind that all materials must be sent to the Indianapolis campus for processing. If interviewing at a different campus, do not leave any materials with interviewers with an expectation that the materials will be forwarded to Indianapolis.
  • Allow adequate time to find the interview location based on the walking directions provided by IU School of Medicine.
  • Snacks are provided throughout the day, but applicants are responsible for covering their own meals on interview day.
  • The possibility of down time on interview day exists. Applicants can use this time to explore the campus, speak with current medical students, or grab a snack.
  • Student hosts are not a guarantee. If an applicant requests a host and does not receive a response within three days of the scheduled interview, arrange for other accommodations.

Admissions Ambassadors

The Admissions Ambassadors program at IU School of Medicine is a student-led organization that works to make medical school applicants more comfortable while waiting for their admissions interview to begin. On interview days, student volunteers are available throughout the day to answer questions, provide insight to life as a medical student and offer information about the school. Interview day is a perfect opportunity to find out what IU School of Medicine is all about, and the goal of Admissions Ambassadors is to make the experience informative and rewarding. In addition, Admissions Ambassadors provide school tours for prospective students who have not yet applied for admission but are interested in learning more about IU School of Medicine. For more information about the Admissions Ambassadors program, contact the IU School of Medicine MD Admissions Office.