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Indiana University Indianapolis School of Medicine

Medical School Admissions

Admissions Policies and Procedures

Details on the policies, preferences, criteria, factors, and procedures used in the admission process. Data appear as originally submitted by this school.

The IU School of Medicine admission requirements can be found at the school's website: The school participates in AMCAS and the early decision program. Preference is given to applicants who are Indiana residents. A number of nonresidents are accepted each year; those with significant ties to the state of Indiana may be given greater consideration.

Admissions Information

Director of admissions  Karen A. Smartt
Application fee  $50
AMCAS application accepted  Yes
AACOMAS application accepted  No
Applications accepted  November 15 (Ends)
Secondary application required  No
Personal interview required  Yes
Regular application acceptance notification  October 15 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Students must respond to offer of admission within (weeks)  3
Deferred entrance available  Yes
Deposit to hold place in class due  N/A
Early decision plan offered  Yes
Early decision application period  June 1 (Begins)
August 1 (Ends)
Early decision plan notification date  October 1
Starting month (class of 2015-2016)  August

MCAT Scores, GPA, and Course Work Requirements

Median undergraduate GPA  3.78
Oldest MCAT considered  N/A
Median MCAT Scores  31 MCAT total score
10 verbal reasoning
11 physical sciences
10 biological sciences
P writing
Required undergraduate course work
biology biochemistry
organic chemistry behavioral science
physics general chemistry

Combined Degree Programs

Combined degree programs offered  M.D./Ph.D., M.D./M.B.A., M.D./M.P.H., M.D./J.D., M.D./M.A.
Combined college/M.D. program offered  No
Number of years to complete combined college/M.D. program  N/A
Combined college/M.D. program URL  N/A

* Medical School Admissions details based on 2013 data

Medical School Academics

Program Offerings

AIDS internal medicine
drugs/alcohol abuse pediatrics
family medicine rural medicine
geriatrics women's health

Student/Patient Interaction

How often do first-year students come into contact with patients through the school curriculum?  Occasionally
Are there opportunities for first- or second-year students to work in community health clinics?  Yes
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during the course that teaches basic clinical skills (e.g., history taking/physical diagnosis)?  No
Do all students spend time with community practicing physicians in community-based, ambulatory settings during an introductory course aimed at introducing students to medical practice?  No

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
support groups


Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.4:1
Full-time faculty  1,917
Part-time faculty  187
Full-time faculty in basic sciences  209
Part-time faculty in basic sciences  10
Full-time faculty in clinical program  1,708
Part-time faculty in clinical program  177

2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $109.8
NIH-funded grants received by medical school and affiliated hospitals  N/A
Principal investigators (PIs)  N/A
Full-time faculty working on NIH research grants  N/A

Teaching Hospitals

Primary teaching hospitals affiliated with this medical school where clinical teaching or training is carried out.

Indiana University Health University Hospital
  LaRue D. Carter Hospital
Methodist Hospital Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health
Indiana University Health Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center
  Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Four-year program curriculum

A competency-based curriculum is taught at all 9 IUSM campuses (See for details). Curricular reform is underway with the goals of substantially integrating clinical and basic science education across all four years; enriching the existing competency curriculum; promoting active learning; and developing interprofessional and leadership experiences for all students.

United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE)

Step 1: Number of students examined  310
Step 1: Percent passing  97%
Step 1: Average score  229
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Number of students examined  300
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Percent passing  100%
Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge): Average score  240

Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA)

Level 1: Number examined  N/A
Level 1: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 1: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Number examined  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 2-CE: Mean 2-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Number examined  N/A
Level 3: Mean 3-digit score  N/A
Level 3: Mean 2-digit score  N/A

* Medical School Academics details based on 2013 data

Medical School Ranking

Research Ranking Scores

Score  48
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $109.8
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $57.26

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score  65
Peer assessment score (out of 5)  3.3
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5)  3.6
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2011-2013 average)  42.7%

Ranking Admission Statistics

Median undergraduate GPA  3.78
MCAT total score  31
Acceptance rate  11.3%
Full-time faculty-student ratio  1.4:1
Total medical school enrollment  1,363

* Medical School Ranking details based on 2013 data

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director  Jose Rivera Espada
Financial aid phone  (317) 274-1967



Full-time: $33,019 (in-state)
Full-time: $51,888 (out-of-state)

Required fees  $455
Room and board  $11,144
Average indebtedness of 2012 graduates who incurred medical school debt  $157,075

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid  92%
Students receiving loans  86%
Students receiving grants/scholarships  32%
Students receiving work study  0%


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