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Graduate Medical Education

World class training in the heart of the Midwest

Residency and Fellowship Programs

As part of the training required to practice medicine in the United States, most states require three to five years of graduate medical education for licensure. Subspecialty training through fellowships can extend the graduate medical education process to as much as 11 years after completion of MD program requirements.

Medical residencies and fellowships provide a vast array of inpatient and outpatient training experiences for future physicians as well as opportunities in medical research. IU School of Medicine sponsors 107 ACGME-accredited and over 70 non-accredited residencies and fellowships in a broad range of specialties. IU School of Medicine is also the sponsoring institution for the accredited School of Dentistry residency and fellowship programs.

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Complete the Office of Graduate Medical Education form to request verification of training for an IU School of Medicine resident or fellow (past and present). Please note that the office no longer accepts email or faxed requests.

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Training at IU School of Medicine

Each year, over 400 residents and fellows choose to continue their medical education in one of Indiana University's graduate medical education (GME) training programs.

Residents and fellows are integrated into every part of the clinical experience and gain world-class training. Our Residents as Teachers program empowers trainees to lead on clinical teams, taking an active role in providing excellent patient care. Residents and fellows have opportunities to engage in clinical and translational research in every GME program.

Generous Benefits

IU School of Medicine provides its resident and fellow physicians a generous benefits package that includes comprehensive health and medical coverage as well as mental health and personal counseling care. In addition, paid time off for residents and fellows is encouraged for the purpose of increasing personal well-being. House staff also receive on-call meals, preferential parking at no charge, and tuition discounts at Indiana University for dependents and spouse.

Employment Terms and Benefits

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Patient Care in Prestigious Hospitals and Research Centers

At the IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus, graduate medical education programs are affiliated with nationally recognized teaching hospitals, where educator physicians have a faculty appointment with IU School of Medicine. Training for residents and fellows is also provided at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, the Indiana Hand Center and other clinical facilities throughout Indiana as well as in prestigious research centers, including the Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Regenstrief Institute, Walther Oncology Research Center, Wells Center for Pediatric Research, IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Diabetes Research and Training Center.

Clinical Partners

Expansive Medical Libraries

Several professional medical libraries are available to IU School of Medicine residents and fellows. Library services at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library include reference assistance, inter-library loans, and free training classes. The IU Health Medical Library is located in Methodist Hospital and is equipped with computers and office equipment for use by graduate medical education trainees. The VA Medical Library is provided by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
1,391 Resident and Fellow Physicians
112 Accredited Residency and Fellowship Programs
92 Non-Accreditated GME Programs
99% Overall Match Rate into GME Programs

Meaningful Mentorship

Integrating resident physicians into the local healthcare and wellness environment is central to the experience at IU School of Medicine, where networking opportunities and access to the academic mission of the organization complement the clinical skills gained as part of training. A mentoring program matches each resident with a Faculty mentor who offers expertise and advice in the specialty area of focus. Residents also participate on professional committees to round out the experience and prepare for successful careers in medicine.

In addition, the Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Mentor/Mentee Program is designed to enhance the experience of underrepresented residents and fellows in Medicine—including first generation learners, learners from rural areas, and educationally or economically disadvantaged learners—to ensure that all future physicians are poised for successful careers regardless of ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity or other personal attributes. The program engages residents and fellows with faculty committed to supporting the development of a diverse workforce in healthcare and offers a wide range of activities, social events, workshops and networking opportunities.

Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

IU School of Medicine fosters a culture that enables all to reach their full potential by providing a distinctive career with high-impact research and teaching opportunities for prospective faculty.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Open House for Residency and Fellowship Applicants
Join us on Sep. 14 to learn about efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in residency and fellowship training at Indiana University School of Medicine.