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.