University of Southern Indiana


USI’s pre-med program has an outstanding record of high MCAT scores.

USI pre-med students score well above the national average on the MCAT.

Our record of high achievement reflects the USI pre-med program's unique strengths. Our pre-med program combines personalized advising and instruction with advanced opportunities that are rarely available prior to medical school. As a USI pre-med student you’ll be able to:

  • Log extensive hours in our medical and scientific labs.
  • Get hands-on experience with some of the advanced technology you'll eventually encounter in medical school.

  • Take all your pre-med courses from dedicated teaching faculty—never graduate assistants.
  • Take advantage of practice MCATs, mock interviews, and other application preparation help.

USI's pre-med program builds strong relationships and mentoring opportunities

USI offers better, more personalized pre-med advising than you’ll find in most other pre-med programs. Starting your freshman year (earlier than at most schools), you’ll work closely with your pre-med advisor to choose courses, extracurricular projects and pre-professional activities that strengthen your medical school candidacy.

You'll find the same type of personalized guidance in the classroom, where USI’s low student-to-faculty ratio guarantees plenty of face-to-face instruction. Our pre-med program fosters strong relationships with mentors who support you academically and prepare you professionally.

You can major in any subject as a USI pre-med student. Some of our most popular degree programs among pre-med students include:

Our premedical students go on to professional programs earning M.D., D.O. and D.P.M. degrees.  The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required for entrance to all three programs.  The current version of the test is 7.5 hours long and covers the following areas.

  • Chemical and Physical Foundations of Biological Systems
  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS)
  • Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems
  • Psychological, Social and Biological Foundations of Behavior

It should be taken no later than early summer before the senior year.

For more information about MD schools of medicine and the application process see the Association of American Medical Colleges.

For more information about DO schools of medicine and the application process see the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine.

For more information about D.P.M see the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine.

Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine Program
The Bachelor of Medicine, B/MD program is a dual program offered through the University of Southern Indiana and the Indiana University School of Medicine. Accepted applicants receive full undergraduate tuition to USI and a provisional seat at the IU School of Medicine. Additional prerequisites may be required. (more information)

For questions about Pre-Med preparation in the Chemistry or Biochemistry majors, please contact:

Kenneth Walsh
Dr. Kenneth Walsh
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Chair of Chemistry Department
Contact: 812-461-5253
Science Center 2273


For questions about Pre-Med preparation in the Biology major, please contact:

Kimberly Delaney
Dr. Kimberly Delaney
Associate Professor of Biology
Contact: 812-461-5350
Science Center 1281


Contact Dr. Becky Sparks-Thissen


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