The School of Medicine at Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis

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 are found at the school’s website: medicine.iu.edu. 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
Applications accepted June 1 (Begins)
December 12 Application deadline
Secondary application required No
Personal interview required Yes
Regular application acceptance notification October 15 (Begins)
June 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 2013-2014) August

Admissions & Enrollment

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MCAT Scores, GPA, and Coursework Requirements

Average undergraduate GPA 3.72
Oldest MCAT considered 2010
Average MCAT scores 10.2 MCAT composite score
10.6 biological
10.3 physical sciences
9.7 verbal reasoning
P writing
Required undergraduate coursework
biology
organic chemistry
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./M.S., 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 http:/​/​http:/​/​grad.​medicine.​iu.​edu/​degree-programs/​combined-degrees/​

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)? Yes
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? Yes

Stress Relief Services Offered

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school.)

Services
expanded-hour gym access
peer counseling
professional counseling
religious support
support groups

Faculty

Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.4:1 – Medium
Full-time faculty 1,846
Part-time faculty 151
Full-time faculty in basic sciences 246
Part-time faculty in basic sciences 16
Full-time faculty in clinical program 1,600
Part-time faculty in clinical program 135

2011 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Grants

NIH funds granted to medical school and affiliated hospitals (in millions) $118.3
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.

Hospitals
Indiana University Hospital Clarian Health
Riley Hospital for Children
Clarian Health
LaRue D. Carter Hospital Clarian Health
Methodist Hospital Roudebush Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Wishard Health System

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. 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. See medicine.iu.edu/ume/ for details.

Medical School Ranking

#48 Best Research
#24 Best Primary Care

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#16 in Geriatrics

Research Ranking Scores

Score 47
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) $118.3
NIH research grant funds per faculty member (in thousands) $64.09

Primary Care Ranking Scores

Score 69
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.4
Residency directors assessment score (out of 5) 3.5
Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.1% – Medium

Ranking Admission Statistics

Average undergraduate GPA 3.72
MCAT composite score 10.2
Acceptance rate 14.1% – High
Full-time faculty-student ratio 1.4:1 – Medium
Total medical school enrollment 1,299

Medical School Student Body

Student Body

Total medical school enrollment 1,299
In-state students 83.7%
Minority students 25.3%
Underrepresented minority students 11.9%
International students 1.8%
Non-traditional students 16.0%

Medical School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

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

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $31,135 (in-state)
Full-time: $46,419 (out-of-state)
Required fees $296
Room and board $15,168
Average indebtedness of 2010 graduates who incurred medical school debt $160,957

Financial Aid Availability

Students receiving any financial aid 94%
Students receiving loans 88%
Students receiving grants/scholarships 34%
Students receiving work study 0%

Medical School Residency

Residency Program Admissions (Class of 2011)

Graduates admitted to their first-choice residency program N/A
Graduates admitted to one of their top three choices of residency programs N/A
Most popular residency and specialty programs (2010 and 2011 classes)
anesthesiology obstetrics and gynecology
emergency medicine orthopaedic surgery
family practice pediatrics
internal medicine radiology – diagnostic
neurology surgery – general

Primary Care and In-State Residencies

Graduates entering primary care specialties (2009-2011 average) 40.1% – Medium
Graduates accepting in-state residencies (2010 and 2011 average) 40.9%