The purpose of the B/MD Program are:
Students eligible to apply to the program will be residents of Indiana and meet the following criteria:
a combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1200 or composite RSAT* score of a 1290 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math) on a single sitting or an ACT composite score of 27 and a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.5/4.0
*RSAT = redesigned SAT as of March 2016 testing date
Admission to the joint B/MD program is a dual process. Students entering the program will be independently accepted into the undergraduate program at the University of Southern Indiana and the medical degree program at Indiana University School of Medicine.
The following procedure will be followed:
Neither acceptance into the University of Southern Indiana nor a recommendation to forward the student’s application to the Admissions Committee of Indiana University School of Medicine guarantees acceptance by the School of Medicine. Selected students will have a provisional seat in Indiana University School of Medicine.
The online application will contain the following:
Personal Information, Academic Information and Activities
An essay discussing your interest in medicine and your long term goals in the profession of medicine
Indicating three references (High school Counselor, High School Science Teacher and a Personal Reference from an unrelated individual (minister, employer etc.) who will complete an online evaluation form. The additional comments box is where the reference should paste his or her letter of recommendation. Please DO NOT send any paper copies of the letter of recommendation. These will not be accepted.
You will also be required to bring your seventh semester transcript to the interview in early January.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS DECEMBER 15th. APPLICATION FOR THE 2017 B/MD SCHOLARSHIPS IS NOW CLOSED. THE 2018 APPLICATION WILL BE ACTIVE ON SEPTEMBER 4th 2017.
Retention and Progression
Once admitted into the program, the student must meet defined criteria to claim the provisional seat reserved in the Indiana University School of Medicine. Those criteria are as follows:
Completion of the AMCAS application and interview for the Indiana University School of Medicine
Students may major in any field but must complete specified courses for this program and application to medical school. If a student fails to meet the above requirements, they will not be allowed to matriculate directly into the Indiana University School of Medicine. The student may seek admission to the School of Medicine through normal pathways, including the interview.
Six students will be selected each year. The University of Southern Indiana will provide full tuition waivers for the undergraduate portion of the program, not to exceed eight academic semesters. (scholarship guidelines)
If a student fails to maintain the required GPA, they will be dismissed from the program and their level of scholarship will drop back to the level of the departmental scholarship awarded upon application as a freshman at the University of Southern Indiana (assuming the student meets the minimum grade point average requirements for that scholarship).
The USI B/MD coordinator will advise the students with aid from the B/MD advisory committee.
If you need additional information about this program or the pre-medicine program at USI, feel free to contact the academic advisor for these programs, Dr. Ken Walsh. You may visit his office SC2263 in the Chemistry Department, Science Center, or contact him at 812-461-5253 or email.
You may also contact the coordinator for the program from IUSM-Evansville, Dr. Audra Schaefer at 812-465-1603 or email.