The Medical Sciences Program in Bloomington is unique among the IU School of Medicine campuses in that it educates medical students seeking an MD as well as graduate and undergraduate students. Bloomington offers a Big 10 learning environment on an iconic campus.

With six major hospitals housing about 2000 beds, medical students in Evansville have access to physician educators in a range of medical specialties. An expanded residency program here will provide more than 100 new graduate medical education positions over the next few years.

The Fort Wayne campus offers clinical education in both rural and urban communities through two large hospital systems serving the region. A Student Research Fellowship Program offers med students nine weeks of summer research experience.

Students and faculty in Indianapolis benefit from close proximity to some of Indiana’s largest teaching hospitals and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center. This campus offers medical education in the heart of one of the most progressive and economically healthy cities in the United States.

Muncie is the School’s only campus that’s located on hospital property, giving medical students a front-row four-year medical education with all the amenities that come with being located near the campus of Ball State University, a bustling college environment.

Located in a highly populated urban region just 25 miles from downtown Chicago, the Gary campus offers medical students unparalleled access to clinical care at 11 major teaching hospitals housing 2800 beds. An expanded residency program in Gary will accommodate more than 100 new graduate medical education positions.

IU School of Medicine-South Bend is located on the campus of Notre Dame, offering a rich campus life in a traditionally collegiate community. Students here gain clinical care experience at the Navari Student Outreach Clinic, and external funding for faculty research exceeds $2 million per year.

Known for its rural medical education program, IU School of Medicine-Terre Haute meets the increased need for physicians to serve rural communities throughout the state of Indiana and beyond. This unique four-year medical school program emphasizes primary care and other specialties of need in rural communities.

Located on the campus of Purdue University, the West Lafayette campus offers a Big Ten campus atmosphere and opportunities to supplement the MD curriculum with research experience in the collaborative labs and research centers here. This IU School of Medicine campus offers on-campus housing to med students.

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Neurological Surgery Fellowships

Indiana University School of Medicine and Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine offer five post-residency fellowships in neurosurgery. As one of the largest private neurosurgery groups in the United States, Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine ensures that fellows are exposed to a very high clinical volume, high-impact research opportunities, educational conferences, a cadaveric and microanastomosis laboratory, and state-of-the-art neurosurgical equipment.

The work environment for neurological surgery fellows at IU School of Medicine is highly collegial with each participating fellow functioning as an attending surgeon. Numerous opportunities for academic growth and mentorship are available. Fellows spend most of their time at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Application Process

To apply for a neurosurgery fellowship at IU School of Medicine, please submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to the Department of Neurological Surgery. Completion of an approved neurosurgery residency program prior to application is preferred. Note: These programs are currently unable to accept applicants with an ECFMG Visa. Additional application requirements may apply to specific programs. To get more information about IU School of Medicine neurosurgery fellowship programs, contact the Department of Neurological Surgery.

Fellowship Programs

Three of the department’s vascular neurosurgeons and two endovascular neuroradiologists treat more than 250 patients per year who suffer from aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations and other cerebrovascular diseases. Training may be customized to include surgical, endovascular or a combined experience. Fellowship is one to two years.

Seven department neurosurgeons devote their practice to treating the spine, including complex and minimally invasive procedures, tumors, artificial disc replacement, degenerative disease, trauma, kyphoplasty and pain management, providing fellows in this Spine Surgery Fellowship program excellent exposure to a range of patient cases. Participants are also exposed to traumatic spine and brain disorders in amateur and professional athletes. This is a one-year program.

The fellowship in skull base (transcranial)/endoscopic (transnasal) oncology offers a well-rounded experience in managing complex brain tumors. The fellowship opportunity also offers participation in operative management of aneurysms and AVMs and therefore encompasses a broad range of complex cranial procedures. The caseload includes approximately 350 operative cases each year—some with exposure to radiosurgical techniques using Novalis, Cyberknife and Gamma Knife. This is a one-year program.

IU Health Methodist Hospital houses one of the largest Neurocritical Care Units in the country, covering the entire spectrum of neurological disorders. More than 10 physicians staffing the unit are CAST-certified in Neurocritical Care. This fellowship program provides high exposure to trauma and neurovascular disorders, including aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage. The unit is managed with collaboration between neurosurgeons, critical care physicians, and trauma/critical care surgeons. Participating fellows have significant opportunity for clinical research. Completion of an approved neurosurgery residency program is preferred. This is a one-year program.

This ACPNF-accredited clinical fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery offers clinical experience primarily at Riley Hospital for Children. Fellows may gain additional experience at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital. Fellow physicians in this program attain the depth and breadth of pediatric neurosurgical cases in preparation for independent practice and an academic career. Last year, the pediatric neurosurgery service related to this fellowship program operated on more than 1000 cases.

After a period of training and supervision, participating fellows are granted independent consulting, admitting and operating privileges. The fellow may choose to focus on neuro-vascular, neuro-oncology, spine or epilepsy/functional subspecialties.

Applicants must to register through the San Francisco Match Program and submit at least three letters of recommendation (from the residency department chair, residency program director and another faculty mentor) and a current curriculum vitae. In addition, fellow candidates must qualify for a state of Indiana unrestricted medical license. This is a one-year program.