The Rural Health Program is offered jointly by Indiana State University and the Indiana University School of Medicine. The mission of the program is to address the rural health needs of the State of Indiana by providing increased opportunities for residents from rural communities to obtain education and training in medicine.
Students admitted to the Rural Health Program will complete a baccalaureate degree at Indiana State University in a major chosen from approximately 125 degree programs. After successfully completing the four-year undergraduate degree at Indiana State, students who have completed all program components and met the grade point average and MCAT requirements will matriculate to the Indiana University School of Medicine to begin training as a medical doctor.
Full tuition waivers for undergraduate study
A small campus with personal attention from faculty and advisors
Interaction with IUSOM students and faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine - Terre Haute on the ISU campus
A freshman premedical learning community
Summer internship experiences with rural physicians and rural clinics
Undergraduate research experience
Personal and specialized academic advising
Attendance at Indiana Rural Health Association Conference
Attendance at Mini-Medical School for optional course credit
Full participation in the ISU Honors Program
Like father, like daughter
September 3, 2009
ISU student Kelly Loman is making rounds in hopes of providing quality health care to rural communities.
To be admitted to the Rural Health Program, high school seniors must:
Reside in rural Indiana
Achieve a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 (4.0 scale)
Possess a strong desire to become a physician
Matriculation to Indiana University School of Medicine requires:
Successful completion of the undergraduate program at ISU with a minimum grade point average of 3.5
Achieving a score on the MCAT equal to the mean score of the previous year's entering class.
Students who wish to apply to the Rural Health Program should submit a complete application packet by November 15 of the high school senior year. Complete packets include:
Three Letters of Recommendation (from your principal, a teacher, and an adult who is not a relative)
Official high school transcripts
All applications are reviewed by the Rural Health Program committee in consultation with the School of Medicine's Admission Committee. Finalists will be invited for interviews.