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Why train 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.

IU School of Medicine sponsors 32 ACGME-accredited residencies and over 130 fellowship programs, including 64 ACGME-accredited programs and 68 non-ACGME 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.

Notes on GME Recruitment

If offered an interview, applicants will receive a copy of the conditions of employment as a GME trainee at IU School of Medicine, a sample Letter of Appointment for review, and a consent form for the virtual interview process.

Since each program will manage its own recruitment and interview process, applicants should contact the specific residency or fellowship program with questions.


As Indiana University employees, residents and fellows enjoy robust and comprehensive benefits. Residents and fellows pay no premiums for their health insurance coverage.

Trainee Engagement

Residents and fellows play an active role in shaping their clinical learning environment, including as representatives on the House Staff Forum, Multicultural Physicians' Alliance, and Resident Patient Safety and Quality Council.

GME Training Regions

IU School of Medicine's strong and close working relationship with our diverse hospital affiliates across the state provides outstanding training opportunities in a variety of contexts.


Five primary hospital affiliates host the majority of residency and fellowship programs. Collaboration is made all the easier by close physical proximity on the IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus. Trainees here enjoy all the benefits offered by Indiana's state capital.


Residents in the Family Medicine program at IU Health Arnett Hospital gain community-based training close to the IU School of Medicine West Lafayette campus based at Purdue University.

Family Medicine Residency in West Lafayette


IU School of Medicine offers three residency programs based at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie: internal medicine, family medicine and transitional year. The Muncie campus offers all the benefits of traditional campus life in a small town.

Residency programs in Muncie

Southwest Indiana

The Southwest Indiana GME Consortium supports internal medicine, psychiatry and family medicine residency programs with a focus on rural population health. The consortium maintains close ties to the IU School of Medicine Evansville campus.

Residency programs in Southwest Indiana

Northwest Indiana

Part of the Northwest Indiana GME Consortium, the Psychiatry Residency in Merrillville trains residents in fully integrated models of care while increasing access to psychiatric services within underserved communities in Northwest Indiana close to the IU School of Medicine Northwest-Gary campus.

Psychiatry Residency in Merrillville