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.

Neurological Surgery


Residency Program

The Neurological Surgery residency at IU School of Medicine is a competitive seven-year program that accepts two or three residents each year, in alternating years, and provides opportunities to experience clinical practice and gain patient care experience as well as exposure to basic science research. The ACGME-accredited program was established in 1949 to educate the next generation of expert neurosurgeons.

Upon completing the residency program, all graduates have passed the oral board certification from the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS) and are able to perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures appropriate to neurological conditions—independently and competently. The teaching and research experiences gained through the residency program further enhance academic and clinical proficiencies.

Clinical Experience with Expert Guidance

Neurological Surgery residency training at IU School of Medicine is extensive and aimed at producing future global leaders in this complex field of medicine. Under the guidance of the department’s surgeon educators, residents in this program are responsible for the care of adults and children with neurological surgery problems, including epilepsy surgery, frame and frameless stereotactic surgery, functional neurosurgery, gamma knife radiosurgery, intracranial and carotid vascular surgery, neuroendoscopy, neuro-oncology, Level 1 cranial and spinal neurotrauma, skull base surgery, and spinal instrumentation and [GS1] peripheral nerve surgery.

Program Progression

The course of training for Neurological Surgery residents begins with a categorical neurosurgery year that includes two months of critical care, one month of neuroradiology, one month of neuropathology, one month of neuro-anesthesia, and seven months of neurosurgery. Beginning with the second year of residency and extending through the fifth year, resident physicians rotate through the Neurological Surgery units at IU Health Methodist, Eskenazi Health, and IU Riley Hospital for Children and have a protected laboratory rotation. In the final two years of the seven-year program, residents serve as Chief Resident or Senior Assistant Resident at IU Health Methodist Hospital or Roudebush VA Hospital. Residents take the board exam every year for assessment and must pass before completing the program.

Additional Resident Training

Industry training for residents includes weekly education conferences in neuroradiology, neuropathology, neuro-oncology, stroke, combined neurosciences, Board preparation, case presentations, and Modern Medical Issues. Monthly conferences include morbidity and mortality, journal club, and spine club. Residents also receive training in all core competencies.

Residents participate in monthly neuroscience Grand Rounds, which include the departments of Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Neurology, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Each resident is expected to make one Grand Round presentation and publish one research paper each year of program participation.