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:
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.
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:
For questions about Pre-Med preparation in the Biology major, please contact:
Dr. Nathan Oakley
USI Biology - 2009
IU School of Medicine - 2013
Residency Family Medicine, Fort Wayne - 2016
Asst Director, Deaconess Family Medicine Residency Program
"The B/MD program was a great asset in my journey through medical education. The program allowed me to focus on education and personal growth without the worry and distraction regarding medical school acceptance. I also appreciated the comradery with fellow B/MD recipients throughout undergrad studies and medical school. I loved my time spent at USI. I had great experiences learning with my peers both in classroom and out. Faculty were passionate and challenging, which prepared me well to transition into medical school and beyond. "
USI Biology - 2017
Harvard School of Medicine, 2nd Year
"The USI Pre-medicine program provided me with the perfect environment to grow and realize my potential. The program’s low student-to-faculty ratio allowed me to be an active participant in class discussions, which created a more enjoyable learning environment that fostered greater comprehension. The courses in the program are designed to continually readdress important topics—seeing important material multiple times helped me solidify my understanding. In addition, my professors were always available and willing to address any confusion that I had about the material. My experience at USI deepened my love for biochemistry and prepared me exceptionally well for medical school. I could not have picked a better undergraduate institution than USI!"