Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply to the program if I live in a state other than Indiana?
No. Only Indiana residents are eligible for the program.
How long do I have to have been an Indiana resident in order to apply to the program?
A student must have been physically present in Indiana for twelve consecutive months in order to be considered an Indiana resident.
Am I eligible for additional scholarship money from the University of Evansville?
No. The B/MD scholarship of $30,000 per year is the maximum amount awarded by the University of Evansville.
Can I apply to the program if I am not a US citizen?
No. The Indiana University School of Medicine only accepts United States citizens and permanent residents (green card holders).
What is the earliest I can apply for the program?
The B/MD application and essay prompt for the application will be available after you complete your University of Evansville application. UE opens the application cycle for the year on August 1.
What if I retake the SAT or ACT and wish to resubmit my scores? How do I do that?
Test scores are automatically sent from ACT or the College Board. However, applicants should submit scores regardless of the number of times the test is taken. (In order proper credit is given, students should notify an admission counselor or the B/MD advisor after retaking the exam.)
How is an applicant selected for an interview for admission into the program?
The UE B/MD Advisory Committee selects applicants to be interviewed based on high school grade point average, SAT or ACT scores, strength of letters of recommendation, and application essay.
How many applicants are selected for the program each year?
There are approximately eight applicants offered acceptance into the program and two applicants are selected as alternates.
Once accepted into the program, what major should I select?
Pre-medicine is NOT a major and there is not a "correct" major for students planning on pursuing a career in medicine. While a major in science is NOT required, because the Indiana University School of Medicine (and most other medical schools) require several course hours in the sciences, many students in the B/MD program choose to major in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, neuroscience, or physics. However, medical schools desire candidates with diverse interests and backgrounds who are able to think critically and analyze problems. Therefore, students with backgrounds in the liberal arts are also successful. The best advice is to select a major in an area that you are most interested.
What courses are required?

The prerequisite courses required for entry into the Indiana University School of Medicine include:

  • Two semesters of general chemistry with laboratory
  • Two semesters of organic chemistry with laboratory
  • Two semesters of biology with laboratory
  • Two semesters of physics with laboratory
  • One semester of biochemistry
  • One semester of social science
  • One semester of psychology
Once accepted into the program, does that mean that I have to practice medicine in Southern Indiana?
No. However, the applicant will need to attend the Evansville campus (four years) if they go to the Indiana University School of Medicine. Applicants can go to another medical school if accepted and decide to decline their spot at IUSM.
What Is University of Evansville’s BMD acceptance rate to medical school?
Since University of Evansville's BMD program began, of all the students who completed the program and applied to medical school were accepted to either Indiana University School of Medicine or other medical schools. Several students decided to pursue other career paths, including law school, PhD in Biology and Master of Physician Assistance Science.
How is the University of Evansville BMD accommodating the delay in SAT and ACT testing for the 2021 application cycle?
The BMD committee understands the challenges our students are facing during the COVID-19 crisis and plan to use a holistic review of all applicants. We extended the application deadline to January 15, 2021 with interviews scheduled for early February to give students more time to take the required exams. If the SAT and ACT are canceled again this fall, we will review all aspects of a student's application, including courses taken in high school, GPA, letters of recommendation, along with awards, honors and activities. We encourage interested students apply, even without an SAT or ACT score, and to please direct any specific questions to University of Evansville's pre-professional health advisor.

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