Residency Training

The IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery offers residency training in the divisions of general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, plastic surgery and vascular surgery as part of a mission to train the next generation of surgical leaders. The department is committed to attracting the brightest and best surgical residency applicants to become part of this collaborative and high-achieving team.

Residency Programs

The General Surgery Residency Program at IU School of Medicine is a competitive five-year program that exposes residents to all facets of surgery, including trauma, vascular, pediatric, transplant and reconstructive surgery. Through this program, residents receive a solid broad-based clinical education and the opportunity to excel both in the operating room and at the bedside.

The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at IU School of Medicine offers an integrated six-year residency program with two additional years of dedicated research time after PGY 2 training. At the completion of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program, residents demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of clinical cardiothoracic surgery, possess a knowledge base and adeptness in clinical research, and stand out amongst their peers for desirable professional opportunities.

The Department of Surgery offers an accredited three-year independent Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as a six-year integrated Plastic Surgery Residency. Through this program, residents gain the clinical expertise and surgical skill set needed to perform complex procedures while mastering preoperative and postoperative care alongside ancillary health care personnel.

The Vascular Surgery Residency Program provides exceptional surgical training to residents interested in the treatment of thoracic, abdominal and soft-tissue diseases over the span of five clinical years with two additional years of dedicated research time after the PGY 2 year of training. Rotations through this program are structured to allow residents to provide continuity of care along with gaining an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of vascular surgery.

Surgery Residency Alumni: Where are they now?

Since 2010, the Department of Surgery at IU School of Medicine has graduated more than 75 residents from its general, cardiothoracic, plastic and vascular surgery residency programs.

Residents Graduated since 2010
Fellowship Programs Attended by Alumni
Percent of Alumni to Attend IUSM Fellowship

Upon completion of a surgery residency at IU School of Medicine, 90 percent have continued their training in 17 subspecialty areas through 35 fellowship programs across the United States, while 10 percent have entered private practice. Surgery residency alumni have gone on to competitive fellowship programs at Cedars-Sinai Los Angeles, Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, Baylor College of Medicine MD Anderson Cancer Center, IU School of Medicine and other prestigious medical centers.