If you are about to get your bachelor’s degree and you want to pursue a career in medicine, Indiana has a few options. More precisely, it has a public medical school that grants M.D. degrees and a private medical school that grants D.O. degrees. As there are only two medical schools in Indiana, admissions can be highly competitive, but if you are an Indiana resident, your chances of being admitted increase! So, without further ado, let’s see what they have to offer.

Top Medical Schools in Indiana

1. Indiana University School of Medicine

Founded over a century ago, the Indiana University School of Medicine has a long history of pioneer discoveries in science and educational innovation. They have changed their curriculum several times to adapt to the changes in the field of medicine, and some major discoveries have been done in their research centers.

According to the U.S. News & World Report ranking, this medical school in Indiana is the 31st best in terms of primary care and the 48th best in terms of research.

The M.D. curriculum is divided into three phases. The first phase, which is for first and second-year students, consists of acquiring foundational science and anatomy knowledge integrated with clinical skills. The second phase, which is for third-year students, focuses on developing clinical skills through clerkships. The last phase, for fourth-year students, consists of advanced clinical training and career exploration.

The M.D. curriculum has an optional program, called Scholarly Concentrations. Through it, students can get a more personalized education to develop skills in areas of their interest. The areas of study include rural health, public health, business of medicine, aging studies, genetics, care of Latino and Hispanic patients, among others.

Indiana University School of Medicine has nine different campuses. The newest one is the Evansville campus, which was opened in 2018. Once admitted, students must fill a list that organizes campuses from the most favorite to the less favorite, and then, they will be assigned to one. They can complete the four-year program on a single campus, or they can do their clinical rotations in another campus.

As it has so many campuses, this medical school is one of the largest ones in the U.S., with around 1,500 students. In 2017, there were 7,206 applicants and 363 of them were admitted. Go read their Indiana University School of Medicine website if you’d like to learn more about this medical school.

2. Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM)

The Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM) is a relatively new medical school that was founded in 2010. It grants O.D. degrees and it became the first Roman Catholic university to do so.

The D.O. program consists of four years which divide into foundational coursework (for the first two years) and clinical training (for the last two years). During the fourth year, there are mandatory rotations for students in the areas of rural medicine, public health, emergency, and family medicine.

MU-COM also offers a Master’s degree in biomedical sciences, and they share the campus with the Nursing school. For clinical rotations, they are affiliated with over 60 centers and hospitals. Additionally, it has research and anatomy laboratories, and a simulation center.

In 2018, there were 4,336 applicants and only 162 enrolled. Their average GPA was of 3.6. MU-COM also accepts international students. Actually, 8% of the admitted students in 2018 were international students. They only accept transfer students under special circumstances. If you’d like to learn more, take a look at their Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine website.


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