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MD Program Application FAQ

All applications are submitted through the AMCAS system. After verification, applications are processed through the IU School of Medicine Admissions Office in Indianapolis. Only applicants invited for an interview receive a request to provide supplemental information and complete the IU Indianapolis Graduate Program application.

Prospective applicants and applicants who interviewed, but did not receive an offer of acceptance, may schedule an appointment by calling 317-274-3772 or email

Yes. To request a tour of the Indianapolis campus medical school applicants and prospects should  email the Admissions Ambassadors. To schedule a tour at other IU School of Medicine campuses, please contact the site direct. 

Yes, medical school matriculants must have been awarded a baccalaureate degree unless applying and accepted through an IU School of Medicine program which has waived the requirement. To apply applicants must have a minimum of 90 credit hours from a U.S. or Canadian institution and permanent resident visa.  

No, prerequisites may be in progress. To matriculate all prerequisites must be complete.

Yes, the MD Admissions Committee accepts some AP credit. The Committee strongly recommends prerequisites be completed at a 4-year university. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to determine which courses will fulfill requirements.

Indiana University School of Medicine, MD program does not accept international students. Applicants must have a permanent resident visa at time of application or be a U.S. citizen.

Questions regarding residency should be directed to the Office of the Registrar. You may also view the requirements and contact information. Please do not complete a residency application unless requested to do so by IU School of Medicine Office of Admissions.

The Office of Admissions will send an email confirming receipt of the AMCAS application. Applicants selected for an interview will receive a Supplemental Instructions email with instructions for completing the IU Indianapolis Graduate Program application. Applicants will not be scheduled for an interview until the Graduate Program application and fee ($70) has been submitted.

The best major is one which meets the applicant’s academic goals. The IU School of Medicine MD Admissions Committee does not give preference to any major. Applicants have matriculated with degrees in English, biology, music, law, health science, and interior design.

Applicants should submit an application when the application portal opens in late May or early June. Processing may take eight weeks or longer.