...the school is willing to review a pre-clinical student’s coursework provided it is from a WHO accredited allopathic medical school.
Transferring into the Basic Sciences
IUHS uses a problem based learning (PBL) curriculum with integrated clinical medicine, and organ systems approach in its Pre-Clinical Medical Sciences program. As a result, it is often difficult to assess equivalent credit for coursework done at other institutions. However, the school is willing to review a pre-clinical student’s coursework provided it is from a WHO accredited allopathic medical school.
Transfer students may be offered the opportunity to prove fund of knowledge by taking IUHS block challenge exams commensurate with their coursework to determine placement and eligibility.
Students who have completed the entire two year basic science curriculum at a WHO accredited allopathic medical school and have not passed the USMLE Step 1 are required to pass challenge exams and participate in the USMLE preparation course (Pre-Clinical Block 9) and follow the same path as current IUHS students and participate in Block 10 curriculum and testing. The Block 9 fee will be in addition to the transfer fee.
Students who have completed the entire two year basic science curriculum at a WHO accredited allopathic medical school and have passed the USMLE Step 1 exam are eligible for transfer into the clinical program and required to prove competency in Clinical and Physical Examination Skills commensurate with our Block 10 program.
All decisions on the appropriate pathway of transfer students are made by the Admissions Committee.
Transferring into the Clinical Medicine Program
Students who seek to transfer from another accredited medical school’s Clinical Program into the IUHS Clinical Medicine Program are required to prove Clinical and Physical Examination Competency. In addition, the Academic and Clinical Deans and the Admission Committee may require students to complete our Block 10 (clinical preparation) activities.
Transferees into the Clinical Medicine Program must enroll in IUHS for a minimum of 24 weeks of clerkship. This provides our clinical administrators with sufficient insight into the student’s clinical performance to permit accurate composition of a Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) and to assist with the residency application process.
In order to receive transfer credit, previous academic accomplishments must be verified by an official transcript for Basic Science courses and by completed evaluations for clinical clerkships. Any unverified Basic Science coursework or clinical clerkships will not be accepted and must be completed with IUHS.