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.

Graduate Medical Education

Transitional Year Residency Program

The Indiana University School of Medicine Transitional Year Residency program at Methodist Hospital is a one-year program that serves as the clinical base year that precedes advanced residencies in Anesthesiology, Dermatology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Preventive Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, or Military Medicine. Residents who participate in the IU School of Medicine Transitional Year Residency Program come from many different medical schools throughout the United States and become specialists in many different fields.

Educational Focus

The program’s educational focus is to teach outstanding patient care, professionalism and professional sustainability—based on the belief that a balanced clinical experience best prepares physicians to care for patients in any discipline. With a patient care curriculum that is grounded in well-rounded clinical experience, the Transitional Year Residency Program puts each physician at the bedside with a wide range of patients, conditions and practice settings. Residents are encouraged to broaden their clinical knowledge base by working with a variety of disciplines.

Program Leadership

Cory Pitre, MD

Program Director, Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Lauren Ladd, MD

Associate Program Director, Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Program Details

Transitional Year program requirements include 28 weeks of fundamental clinical skills that must include four weeks each of Emergency Medicine, Adult Hospitalist Medicine, Adult Critical Care, and an Ambulatory Medicine experience. The fundamental clinical skills rotations must be taken in the primary specialties of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, General Surgery, or Family Medicine. Explore the Transitional Year Residency Program curriculum.

Fourteen positions are available each year in the IU School of Medicine Transitional Year Program at Methodist Hospital, and all positions are filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). To expedite the application process, interested candidates should submit their ERAS application between September 15th and November 1st, including a personal statement, three letters of recommendation, a Dean’s letter, medical school transcript, and USMLE/COMLEX transcript.

The Indiana University School of Medicine Transitional Year Residency at Methodist Hospital (formerly the Methodist Hospital Transitional Year Residency) began at Methodist Hospital as a rotating internship in 1901. The program was initially ACGME-accredited in 1983 and has received continued accreditation ever since. Both Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health support the residency.