The Pre-Medicine Program provides an excellent foundation for students who plan to attend medical school or pursue careers in the health professions.
Upon admission, each student works with a pre-professional advisor, who helps the student develop a
strategy for completing pre-requisites, identifying an appropriate departmental major (degree program), and navigating the
application process for medical school.
During the second or third semester of study, each student selects a major field of study, and a
faculty advisor is assigned to develop a plan to meet degree requirements for that major.
An important feature of the program is its emphasis on blending classroom learning with practical
experience and extracurricular activities.
Students benefit from relatively small classes taught by talented faculty dedicated to providing quality learning opportunities to their students.
To enrich their coursework, students have opportunities to participate in research and shadowing experiences—as well as the opportunity to work alongside professors in the laboratory.
The presence of the Indiana University School of Medicine–Terre Haute on the Indiana State University campus presents students with the unique opportunity to interact with medical school faculty and students.
Students may engage in volunteer work and community service at organizations such as the St. Ann’s Clinic and the Area Health Education Center.
In addition, students may participate in the Premedical Student Association, the University Honors Program, and study abroad opportunities—which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
Note: Students residing in rural Indiana may be eligible for the Rural Health Program, offered jointly by Indiana State University and the Indiana University School of Medicine.
The number of jobs for physicians is expected to grow at a rate faster than the average for all
occupations, due in part to advances in technology that allow doctors to treat more health problems
and in part because people are living longer and will need more health care.
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.