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Early Decision Program

Through the Early Decision Program, students have an opportunity to secure acceptance to Indiana University School of Medicine by October 1. Through early decision, IU School of Medicine seeks to enroll a cadre of talented future physicians across the statewide system of nine campuses. Applicants who demonstrate excellent academic performance, emulate humanitarianism, possess strong interpersonal skills, have an interest in completing scholarly projects and intend to become superb physicians are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Guidelines

  • Must be an Indiana resident.
  • Although the AMCAS Early Decision application deadline is August 1, IU School of Medicine strongly recommends application submission early in June so that applications may be complete by July 1.
  • Minimum academic qualifications include a GPA of 3.6 (science and overall) and a total MCAT score of 508 with no subsection below 125.
  • Campus availability:
    • Applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.6 (science and overall) and a total MCAT score of 508, with no subsection below 125, are considered for acceptance with campus placement at one of IU School of Medicine’s statewide regional campuses including Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Muncie, South Bend, Terre Haute, and West Lafayette. The Indianapolis campus is not available.
    • Applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.8 GPA (science and overall) and a total MCAT score of 512, with no subsection below 127, are considered for acceptance with campus placement at any one of IU School of Medicine’s statewide campuses including Indianapolis and Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, Muncie, South Bend, Terre Haute, and West Lafayette.
  • Campus placement is based on a 4-year attendance commitment at the selected campus. Applicants will be screened for medical school eligibility and then invited to complete a supplemental application to select a preferred campus location. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to the Scholarly Concentration that is available at the campus selected.
  • Early Decision program notifications occur by October 1. Applicants not accepted during the Early Decision Program process are placed in the regular applicant pool and may apply to other medical schools after October 1.

For more information about the Early Decision Program, please see information provided by the AAMC.

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Scholarly Concentrations Program

A Scholarly Concentration is an optional experience that complements the core medical school curriculum and offers medical students a novel educational experience. These communities of learners share interest in the Scholarly Concentration focus, such as urban medicine and health care disparities, and will learn and complete scholarly projects together. Applicants are encouraged to explore Scholarly Concentration topics as they select a preferred campus.

Campus 

Concentration

Bloomington

Human Sexuality and Health

Medical Education 

Evansville Quality and Innovation in Health Care
Fort Wayne Health Integration and Health Aging
Gary  Urban Medicine and Health Care Disparities
Muncie Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
South Bend Ethics, Equity and Justice
Terre Haute Rural Health
 West Lafayette

Biomedical Engineering and Applied Medical Technology

Care of Hispanic/Latino Patients

 Indianapolis

Biomedical Research

Genetics in Medicine

Health Information Technology

Medical Humanities

 Statewide*

Business of Medicine

Public Health

Religion and Spirituality in Medicine

*Statewide scholarly concentrations, which are available to pursue regardless of choice of campus, are not available during EDP application, but may be available after matriculation.

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