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Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency

Each year the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency program at IU School of Medicine accepts 12-14 residents. Half of the class begins their training with Department of Medicine rotations and the other half with Department of Pediatrics rotations. The groups switch between departments about every four months.

IU School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency program offers residents a breadth and depth of training that can only be experienced at a large and established program, such as the one at IU School of Medicine, the largest medical school in the United States.

During the four-year program, residents are exposed to an extensive range of adult and childhood illnesses and diagnoses with rotations encompassing neonatology to geriatrics, ambulatory, inpatient, emergency and intensive care. Residents train primarily at the School of Medicine’s Indianapolis campus, which includes five teaching hospitals that serve as a referral center for a population of 6.4 million people.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency centers on competency-based training and includes evidence-based medicine learning, professionalism portfolios, quality improvement projects and more. Residents train to be effective primary care providers and perform as a manager of the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of care within the framework of the patient’s socioeconomic environment an expert in growth, development and adaptation across the individual’s lifespan. Residents develop individual skills through independent scholarly or leadership projects. They also have the opportunity to demonstrate citizenship through participation in residency and institutional committees.

“The strengths of the program have always been its size and scope, the successful integration of both departments, the diversity of our residents’ backgrounds and interests, and the quality of our faculty and our clinical experiences.”

Tim Brady, MD, program director, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency

Faculty Mentor and Evaluations

Each resident is assigned either an internal medicine or pediatrics faculty advisor, often based on the resident’s career interests. The role of the faculty advisor is to meet regularly with residents to review their progress, assist in educational, career and/or personal counseling and provide faculty mentorship. Each month, residents receive an electronic evaluation of their performance by faculty with whom they have most recently worked alongside. Residents’ progress is reviewed regularly through an evaluation committee and residents meet semi-annually with one of the program directors to chart their progress and set future goals. Residents also evaluate their rotations and faculty monthly, providing feedback that helps advance and improve the program.