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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Residency Programs

The IU School of Medicine Department of Neurology offers two residency programs. The general neurology residency accepts six residents per year. One resident position per year is available in Child Neurology. These are the only Neurology and Child Neurology resident training programs in Indiana.

General Neurology Residency

The general neurology residency at IU School of Medicine is a three-year program that’s ACGME-accredited and approved for neurology training. Six positions are offered and filled each year. The first year of this program emphasizes clinical evaluation and management at the school’s partner hospitals in Indianapolis to provide clinical competence in general neurology.

  • Two-month rotation at Eskenazi Hospital on the inpatient consult service
  • Two-month rotation at the Neuroscience Center and Eskenazi on outpatient neurology
  • Two-month rotation in child neurology at Riley Hospital
  • Four-month rotation at Methodist Hospital on inpatient consult service
  • Two-month rotation at Richard Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center on the inpatient service

The second year of residency emphasizes the foundations of clinical neuroscience and includes a two-month comprehensive course in neuroanatomy, a two-month rotation on clinical electrophysiology (time is split between the EMG laboratory and the EEG laboratory), and one month on neuroradiology, working with a senior neuroradiologists to learn neuroimaging technology, including CT, MRI, MRA, angiography SPECT, PET and interventional techniques. Seven months of elective time is generally offered in the second year.

In the third year, Senior Resident Neurologists assumes a role with greater decision-making responsibility in the clinical setting. Residents enhance their teaching skills with greater roles in the ward, clinic and lecture setting. Six months are dedicated to running the consult service at each of the three adult hospitals (two months each at IU Health University Hospital, Eskenazi Health and Richard Roudebush Veterans Affairs Medical Center), and one month is devoted to child neurology at Riley Hospital for Children. Residents spend two months in the subspecialty outpatient clinics at IU Health University Hospital and have three months for electives.

Child Neurology Residency Program

The Department of Neurology, Child Neurology Division, offers a comprehensive residency training program that’s ACGME-accredited and approved for child neurology training. One position per year is available for this program.

Like the general neurology residency program, the first year of this program emphasizes clinical evaluation and management at the school’s partner hospitals in Indianapolis to provide clinical competence in general neurology.

  • Two-month rotation at Roudebush Veterans Administration Hospital (inpatient)
  • Two-month rotation at Eskenazi Healthj (inpatient)
  • Two-month rotation is dedicated to outpatient neurology at Eskenazi Health
  • Two-month rotation in consults or subspecialty outpatient clinics at Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center Outpatient Clinic
  • Four-month rotation at IU Health Methodist Hospital (inpatient)

The second year of residency emphasizes the foundations of clinical neuroscience and includes a two-month comprehensive course in neuroanatomy, a two-month rotation on clinical electrophysiology (time is split between the EMG laboratory and the EEG laboratory), and one month on neuroradiology, working with a senior neuroradiologists to learn neuroimaging technology, including CT, MRI, MRA, angiography SPECT, PET and interventional techniques. Child Neurology residents complete one month rotation on child psychiatry and one month rotation on child neurorehabilitation unit. Four months of elective time is generally offered in the second year.

In the third year of the child neurology program, residents assume roles with greater decision-making responsibility in the clinical setting. These residents enhance their teaching skills with greater roles in the ward, clinic and lecture setting. Six months are dedicated to running the consult service at Riley Hospital for Children, and six months are devoted to outpatient child neurology at Riley Hospital for Children.

Attributes of the Neurology Residency Program

The neurology residency program is conducted primarily in four adult hospitals and Riley Hospital for Children on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus. One full-time neurology department faculty member staffs each teaching hospital with inpatient and consult house staff at each rotation site. Because the patient population of each site is unique, residents benefit from a comprehensive experience in the full spectrum of neurological disorders. During the program, each resident rotates through the neurology services at IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital. Clinical experience varies at different sites.

Residents meet daily for an educational conference, including lectures in neurophysiology, neuropathology, child neurology, stroke, general clinical neurology, behavioral neurology, neuropharmacology, journal club and weekly neuroscience rounds.

There is a long tradition of work in cerebrovascular disease at Indiana University School of Medicine. Many subspecialty research programs are investigating a wide range of neurological issues and treatments. The Department of Neurology faculty have particular expertise in neuro-oncology, neurogenetics, neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, central nervous system infections, neurofibromatosis, neurochemistry and neuropharmacology, and residents have many opportunities to participate in medical research.