Interested in medical school?
At the School of Science at IUPUI, students seeking professional careers in medicine are exposed to opportunities that no other school in the state of Indiana can offer.
Through comprehensive coursework, hands-on experience in the classroom and labs, one-on-one guidance from professors, and research and leadership opportunities in the School, five surrounding hospitals, the IU School of Medicine and the IU School of Dentistry, graduates of the School of Science are well prepared for medical school and beyond!
Like most universities, IUPUI does not offer a pre-medical major. Few colleges in the United States offer these majors because medical schools do not require students to complete specific majors. However, many majors in the School of Science at IUPUI provide students with excellent undergraduate preparation for medical school.
What will you learn?
Students planning to apply to medical school must first choose a degree program in addition to taking courses that fulfill the admission requirements for their chosen medical school.
Why choose to major in science?
Medical schools do not require students to complete specific majors during their undergraduate years of schooling. However, there are specific pre-requisites that should be completed in order to be admitted into a professional school and many benefits to selecting a science major as you pursue success in the field, including:
- Pre-requisites for many medical schools often favor and lean heavily toward science majors.
- By studying science at IUPUI, students have opportunities to work, learn and participate in internships and research in the School of Science as well as the IU Medical School right on campus and surrounding hospitals.
- Many science undergraduate degrees are marketable to future employers even if the student chooses not to pursue professional schooling.
IUPUI also offers the Baccalaureate-MD Honors Professional Admissions Program (see below), which provides a pathway to the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program in the Indiana University School of Medicine.
What will you do?
The road to a career in medicine can be long. As a pre-med student at School of Science, you will be well on your way to following the educational path leading you to medical school and a career in a variety of fields within the industry. Through your pre-medicine studies, you will determine whether you’re more interested in research, medicine or clinical care.
Most graduate and professional programs require a personal statement as part of the application process. The personal statement is an appropriate place to share your career goals, strengths, experiences, personality, and academic successes and obstacles.
“I’m able to gain experience that can help me become a better physician. My internship experience aligns perfectly with my career goals.”Luis Ramos Biology, Undergraduate