B/Md Rural health program

The Rural Health Program is offered jointly by Indiana State University and the Indiana University School of MedicineThe 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. 

Program highlights


Like father, like daughter
September 3, 2009

ISU student Kelly Loman is making rounds in hopes of providing quality health care to rural communities.

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Admission requirements

To be admitted to the Rural Health Program, high school seniors must:

Matriculation to Indiana University School of Medicine requires:

Application process

Students who wish to apply to the Rural Health Program should submit a complete application packet by June 25, 2014.  Complete packets include:

  1. ISU Admissions Application

  2. Rural Health Program Application

    Rural Health Scholarship

    Indiana State University and Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a unique opportunity for students from rural Indiana. The Rural Health Program offers students an opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree with admission to medical school (Indiana University School of Medicine — Terre Haute on the campus of Indiana State University) following completion of undergraduate studies and all program requirements. The program is specifically designed to prepare students from rural Indiana to return to their hometowns or similar towns as primary care physicians. To be considered you must have lived a substantial portion of your life in a federally designated area that is not metropolitan or is designated as a rural census tract.

    Qualified students should possess: at least a 3.7 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale); be a rural resident of Indiana; and complete an interview scheduled for July 17th.

    Full in-state tuition
    Supplemental Questions
    1. Discuss your interest in the program and your goals for the future. Tell us about yourself. How do you spend your time? What are you interests? Describe your experiences with rural life and culture. (4-H, farm labor, or other significant exposure to rural life)
    2. In what way or ways has your Freshman year at Indiana State University reinforced your decision to pursue practicing medicine in a rural setting?
    3. Submit a one-page resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, awards, community service and/or part-time work while in high school
    4. Please attach a recommendation letter from a current or former college instructor
    5. Please attach a letter of recommendation from an adult who is not a relative.
    6. Please attach a letter of recommendation from a former high school teacher.
    7. Research Experience: Please elaborate on any research experience you may have had.
    8. Family Profile
      • 1. Mother's Name
      • 2. Mother's Occupation
      • 3. Mother's Education
      • 4. Father's Name
      • 5. Father's Occupation
      • 6. Father's Education
      • 7. Guardian's Name
      • 8. Guardian's Occupation
      • 9. Guardian's Education
    9. Extra Curricular Involvement
      • 1. Activity or Involvement
      • 2. Name of Organization or type of Activity/Involvement (e.g., which sport, type of instrument, etc.)
      • 3. Years Involved
      • 4. Leadership Positions/Offices Held (if any)
      • 5. Awards/Honors Received (if any).
    10. Please provide your Sycamores Email address