The modern world is complex, and physicians care for people from a wide range of social, economic, and cultural backgrounds. The Indiana University School of Medicine requires applicants to include in their undergraduate study a minimal number of required science courses (see below). It is also expected that successful applicants will have included in their undergraduate experience a significant number of courses in the humanities and social and behavioral sciences. In this fashion, students gain a better understanding of contemporary society and human experience, and greater insight into their patients’ backgrounds, problems, and illnesses. Applicants are expected to be competent in speaking and writing the English language.

Selection of the Class
Students are offered places in the class on the basis of scholarship, character, personality, references, performance on the Medical College Admission Test, and personal interview. The medical school faculty has specified nonacademic criteria (‘‘Technical Standards for Admission and Retention in Medical School’’), which all applicants are expected to meet in order to participate in the medical education program and the study of medicine.

The successful applicant will usually have a record of 1) extracurricular experience in a clinical setting and/or shadowing of physicians and 2) volunteer work/community service.

Except for Early Decision Program candidates, accepted applicants will normally be notified on October 15, November 15, December 15, January 15, February 15, March 15, and at intervals thereafter until the class is filled.

The successful applicant should keep in mind that acceptance is granted subject to the satisfactory completion of all School of Medicine requirements. If the student does not maintain the scholastic average and course load that were evident at the time of acceptance, the committee reserves the right to withdraw acceptance.

Indiana University School of Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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