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Pediatric Residency Program

Indiana University School of Medicine’s Pediatric Residency offers outstanding training, a strong network of support, and unique opportunities to focus on individual needs and interests.

One of the largest and highest-rated residency programs in the United States, the Pediatrics Residency at IU School of Medicine each year accepts 25 categorical pediatrics residents, 14 internal medicine/pediatrics residents, 2 emergency medicine/pediatrics residents, 1 child neurology/pediatric resident, 3 pediatrics/psychiatry/child psychiatry residents and 1 neurological developmental disorders/pediatrics resident.

Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics’s teaching faculty consistently rank in the top one percent of their specialties nationwide, and the program’s primary clinical site, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, is considered one of the premiere children’s hospitals in the United States, with more than 300,000 patient visits per year.

Categorical Pediatrics

Categorical Pediatrics

A three-year program, the Pediatrics Residency prepares residents for careers in community pediatrics, pediatrics subspecialty training, academic medicine and research.
Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics Residency

Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics Residency

IU School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine/Pediatrics program is a four-year program for physicians interested in providing wellness and medically complex care for both adults and children. Residents in this program are exposed to an extensive range of adult and childhood illnesses, with training spanning from neonatology to geriatrics.
Emergency Medicine/ Pediatrics

Emergency Medicine/ Pediatrics

One of only three programs of its kind in the United States, the Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics Residency at IU School of Medicine is a five-year training program that prepares residents for board certification in both emergency medicine and pediatrics specialties.
Pediatrics/ Psychiatry/ Child Psychiatry (TBP)

Pediatrics/ Psychiatry/ Child Psychiatry (TBP)

The Triple Board Residency program is for physicians with an interest in how medical, psychological and environmental factors intersect in the life of a child. Residents complete five years of integrated training in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry and are eligible for board certification in all three disciplines.
Child Neurology/Pediatrics

Child Neurology/Pediatrics

The Child Neurology/Pediatrics program is a five -year combined program. The first two years of training are in pediatrics and followed by three years in pediatric neurology. At the end of five years, residents are eligible for board certifications in both disciplines.
Neurodevelopmental Disorders/ Pediatrics

Neurodevelopmental Disorders/ Pediatrics

The Neurological Developmental Disorders/Pediatrics residency is a six-year combined program that prepares graduates to care for children with cognitive developmental disabilities and metabolic and genetic conditions and disorders. Graduates are eligible for board certification in pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities and neurology with special qualification in child neurology.
Global Health

Global Health

Pediatric Residents can earn a certificate of competency in global health by completing requirements that include a one or two-month rotation in a developing country. In addition to international travel, residents may work within the Indianapolis community in international adoption, travel medicine and other clinics.
Pediatrics Research

Pediatrics Research

IU School of Medicine Pediatrics is consistently ranked in the top ten institutions nationally for National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding. Pediatric research at IU School of Medicine encompasses every clinical subspecialty as well as basic science, health services, health policy, informatics and comparative effectiveness research.
Community Pediatrics

Community Pediatrics

IU School of Medicine has a unique patient population that ensures residents have exposure to the full breadth and depth of pediatrics, and see patients with conditions from common conditions to the rare and complex. The Community Pediatrics Training Program teaches advocacy to residents to empower pediatricians and serve the community and public health needs of children.

Components of Pediatrics Residency Programs

Teaching conferences and retreats are an important complement to the clinical residency experience. Conferences employ case-based, group discussion and lecture formats and are typically scheduled twice daily: morning and noon. Subject matter varies and includes professional development topics, board review, clinical advancements, journal review and other topics. Additional learning experiences include hands-on sessions, simulations and annual off campus retreats.

The quality of education for pediatrics residents is of the most importance to IU School of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. Yet the department also believes in work-life balance and knows that one of the most important aspects of a strong residency program is the camaraderie that exists between the residents. Through experiences in the hospital and outside, residents forge strong friendships and an inclusive sense of community. At-home cookouts, outings to baseball games, holiday parties, and ski trips are a few examples of ways in which pediatrics residents bond over non-medical interests.

Graduate Medical Education Programs

The Department of Pediatrics at IU School of Medicine offers a General Pediatrics residency program and four combined residency programs: Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine/ Pediatrics, Pediatrics/ Psychiatry/ Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Pediatric fellowships are offered in 17 subspecialties. Medical students considering a pediatrics residency can find information about IU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education program, including details on stipends, benefits, policies and more, through the Office of GME.

Office of GME