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Most students enter the Musculoskeletal Health Sciences PhD program through the Indiana BioMedical Gateway (IBMG) Program. The IBMG Program is the umbrella PhD program for entry into one of the ten biomedical science doctoral programs at IU School of Medicine. Through the IBMG, biomedical science PhD students have a shared first-year experience before beginning their specialty training.

Learn more about the IBMG admissions process and requirements

Direct Admission

The Musculoskeletal Health Sciences PhD program also offers direct admission to the program. Highly qualified graduate students who have identified a mentor who is willing to accept them into their laboratory may be directly admitted. To learn more about direct admission, contact

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Contact program directors Carol Witczak, PhD, and William Thompson, PhD, to request more information about the Musculoskeletal Health Sciences PhD program.

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Apply for PhD training at the Indiana Center for Musculoskeletal Health through the Indiana BioMedical Gateway (IBMG) Program.

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