University of Southern Indiana

B/MD Program

BMD-statsThe purpose of the B/MD Program are:

  1. To increase the number of physicians providing medical services to residents of southwestern and southern Indiana.
  2. To increase opportunities for Indiana residents, especially those in the southwestern and southern portions of the state, to obtain education and training at the Indiana Univeristy School of Medicine.
  3. To enhance the state's efforts in medical education, research, and services focusing on medical issues in Indiana.

Eligibility
Students eligible to apply to the program will be residents of Indiana and meet the following criteria:

a minimum SAT score of 1200 excluding the writing score or 1800 including the writing score on a single sitting of a nationally administered SAT or ACT score of 27 and

a high school grade point average of at least 3.5/4.0

Application Process

BMD-appAdmission 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:

  1. Applications will be sent to the B/MD Advisory Committee at the Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville; simultaneously applications must be submitted for admission to the University of Southern Indiana.

  2. The B/MD advisory committee will arrange for qualified candidates to have an interview with members of that committee.

  3. Applications from selected qualified students will then be forwarded to the Admissions Committee of Indiana University School of Medicine.

  4. Final selection and admission to the School of Medicine will be the responsibility of the Admissions Committee of Indiana University School of Medicine

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:

  1. Personal Information, Academic Information and Activities

  2. An essay discussing your interest in medicine and your long term goals in the profession of medicine

  3. Indicating 3 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. 

  4. You are also required to send in your 7th semester transcripts to the address indicated on the reference form.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS JANUARY 15th

 

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:

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 for the first 31 undergraduate hours and a cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 from 62 hours until Baccalaureate degree is completed.

  • Students must take the MCAT and obtain a score equal to the average of the previous year’s entering class at Indiana University School of Medicine.

  • Completion of required coursework including courses designed specifically for the B/MD program.

  • 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.

Scholarship Support
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).

Academic Advising 

The USI B/MD coordinator will advise the students with aid from the B/MD advisory committee.

Additional Information

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 . You can also contact Dr. Elizabeth Kalb of the Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville at 812-228-5133 or e-mail eakalb@usi.edu

 

 


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