INDIANAPOLIS — An progressive new Indiana College program will present a direct path to admission on the IU Faculty of Drugs for eligible first-year college students admitted to the Faculty of Science on the future IU Indianapolis. The mixed bachelor’s/M.D. diploma program will give the state’s future docs and medical researchers a head begin of their medical faculty journeys and assist bolster the ranks of Indiana’s well being professionals.
The Pathway to Drugs Program will give college students a stable undergraduate basis for medical schooling by particular curriculum, tutorial advising, mentoring, MCAT preparation, and scientific or analysis expertise.
“With the creation of IU Indianapolis, our precedence is to teach the workforce our state must thrive,” IU President Pamela Whitten mentioned. “It’s clear that we’ll want extra physicians in our state shifting ahead. This progressive program will assist us entice and retain a few of our state’s most gifted college students and allow them to pursue a medical profession proper right here in Indiana.”
Pathway to Drugs will supply two tracks:
- 3+4: College students will full their schooling on an accelerated path. The primary three years of research will include coursework by the Faculty of Science and the remaining 4 years of coursework by the Faculty of Drugs.
- 4+4: College students will full their schooling on a standard timeline. The primary 4 years of research will include coursework by the Faculty of Science and the remaining 4 years of coursework by the Faculty of Drugs.
“By making a pathway for these extraordinarily gifted college students to be on the entrance of the road for medical faculty right here in Indiana, we’re enhancing the probability additionally they keep within the state to finish their residencies and observe drugs as physicians serving our Hoosier inhabitants,” mentioned Dr. Paul M. Wallach, govt affiliate dean for instructional affairs on the IU Faculty of Drugs.
Eligible freshmen who’re instantly admitted to the Faculty of Science on the Indianapolis campus and want to pursue medical schooling can have admission to the IU Faculty of Drugs, supplied they meet, and proceed to fulfill, all necessities of the academically rigorous program.
The college plans to start providing this system for fall 2024 enrollment at what is going to then be IU Indianapolis.