IU School of Medicine offers a positive, inclusive teaching and learning environment that embodies the core values of excellence, respect, integrity, diversity and cooperation at every step of the journey to becoming a practicing physician and/ or medical researcher and into professional practice. With an innovative MD curriculum; nationally recognized research programs; and strong, statewide clinical partnerships for patient care across nine campuses, the school is uniquely equipped to prepare the next generation of healers and transform health and wellness in Indiana and beyond.

Medical Education Programs

School Alumni and Supporter Continuing Medical Education Medical Board Examination Residency MD Program Postdoctoral Program Graduate Degree Undergraduate Education 4 Years up to 5.5 years 2 Years Continuous Continuous Professional Practice 4 Years 3-7 Years 3-6 Months Dual Degree +2 Years Optional Suggested Professional Work Fellowship 1-3 Years Board Certification

Undergraduate Health Professions Students
MD Students
Graduate Degree Students
Resident and Fellow Physicians
Modern Medical Education

Modern Medical Education

With a refreshed MD curriculum, medical students at IU School of Medicine benefit from a strong integration of basic science and clinical experience. And with an interprofessional emphases, students train to work alongside their colleagues in other fields of medicine. The new MD curriculum ensures future physicians are prepared to succeed in the modern health care environment.

Collaborative Residency

Collaborative Residency

IU School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education programs provide a balance of primary, secondary, tertiary and inpatient quarternary care; ambulatory care; emergency care; and community health. This is possible through five main affiliate hospitals and many prestigious research and care centers on the Indianapolis campus and across the state that are staffed by IU School of Medicine faculty.

Advanced Research Training

Advanced Research Training

IU School of Medicine offers a range of programs that lead to a Master’s degree or a PhD. Combined degree programs and doctoral minors are also available. The Graduate Division is the research arm of IU School of Medicine education programs and handles applications to the PhD, MS and certificates programs. Degrees are conferred by IU Graduate School.


More than 1400 students are enrolled in the IU School of Medicine’s fully accredited MD program, making this the largest school of medicine in the United States. Another 200+ students are working toward graduate degrees as part of a PhD program offered by IU School of Medicine. In addition, the school supports more than 1100 resident physicians and fellows in its graduate medical education program. IU School of Medicine alumni and faculty as well as practicing physicians throughout the United States benefit from the School’s continuing medical education offerings. The opportunity to earn dual degrees—such as MD/PhD, MD/MPH, MD/MBA and MD/MS—while attending IU School of Medicine is also available on some campuses.

Medical Service Learning

The IU School of Medicine medical education program strongly encourages and provides many opportunities statewide for medical students to participate in medical service-learning and community service activities as part of their training. These structured learning experiences actively engage students, faculty and community members to intentionally connect community-identified concerns with institutional learning objectives.

Global Clinical Care

The school’s community engagement work is not limited to Indiana. The IU School of Medicine Global Health program includes work opportunities in Kenya, Honduras, Mexico and El Salvador for medical student clerkships and electives.

Faculty Spotlights

Emily C. Walvoord, MD

Emily C. Walvoord, MD

Associate Dean for Student Affairs
The research and clinical interests of Emily Walvoord, MD, focus on hypopituitarism, growth hormone deficiency, and early puberty. Her work in the Dean’s office focuses on junior faculty development and advancement of clinical faculty in academic medicine.
William J. Sullivan, PhD

William J. Sullivan, PhD

Showalter Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
With a dedicated focus on the intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii for more than two decades, Professor Sullivan is a national expert who’s also an active educator at IU School of Medicine in the departments of Pharmacology and Toxicology as well as Microbiology and Immunology.