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 Curriculum

ACGME Transitional Year program requirements governing the clinical curriculum include a minimum of 48 weeks of training, which includes 28 weeks of fundamental clinical skills experiences in Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, or Obstetrics & Gynecology plus 140 hours of ambulatory experience in Family Medicine or in primary Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, or Obstetrics & Gynecology. Continuous four weeks of training in Emergency Medicine and a minimum of eight weeks of electives. The program accommodates a maximum of eight weeks of non-clinical experience.

The Transitional Year Residency Program at IU School of Medicine requires all residents to rotate through the ICU service at Methodist Hospital and meet requirements by the various destination residencies as well. While the Transitional Year Residency Program at IU School of Medicine is primarily based at IU Health Methodist Hospital, any rotation offered by IU School of Medicine faculty and its partner teaching hospitals, including research and international rotations, is available for residents in this program. The program curriculum offers the flexibility of inpatient or outpatient academic or private-practice settings, bench or clinical research experiences and out-of-state or out-of-country rotations.

Academic Advising

A single curriculum cannot satisfy all intellectual interests of Transition Year residents, so experienced advisors at IU School of Medicine actively assist each participant in designing a schedule and academic experience that that fulfills the ACGME-mandated requirements of his or her specialty. All ACGME-mandated Duty Hours requirements are observed.

Teaching Hospitals

IU Health Methodist Hospital has scored the top honors for quality and patient safety five years in a row from the University Health Consortium, an organization consisting of more than 90% of the teaching hospitals in the United States. Methodist has also ranked in the top 1% of all US hospitals by US News and World Report for the last three years.

Clinical Curriculum

The academic year consists of 13 four-week blocks. Required rotations for all Transitional Year residents include: Critical Care Medicine, Hopitalist Wards, Ambulatory Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Seven blocks (28 weeks) are dedicated to fundamental clinical skills which include Emergency Medicine, Ambulatory Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics, General Surgery, Family Medicine and Obstretrics/Gynecology. The remaining six blocks are dedicated to resident-chosen electives in a very wide variety of specialties whose learning environments range from a classic inpatient academic model to private practice models of one-on-one mentoring. Research and international electives are also encouraged.



Residents choose six clinical electives to round out the 13 clinical blocks of the Transitional Year curriculum with personal training preferences. Special electives are available in Orbital Dissection/Skull Base Anatomy and Microvascular Surgery for all ophthalmology-bound trainees. The Orbital Dissection/Skull Base Anatomy is a two-week multidisciplinary course, utilizing cadaveric human heads, taught by faculty in Oculoplastics, Neurosurgery, ENT, Neuroradiology and Plastic Surgery. The Microvascular Surgery elective is taught one-on-one and requires the resident to perform vascular anastomoses under an operating microscope.

For radiology-bound residents, this program offers up to eight weeks of specialty diagnostic and interventional radiology electives. Exceptional ICU, Cardiology, perioperative medicine and pain management rotations are available for anesthesia-bound residents.

Other special electives are available in Ophthalmology, Sports Medicine, Trauma Surgery, Research, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Forensic Pathology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Dermatology, Radiation, and Medical or Surgical Oncology. International electives are also available.

Didactic Curriculum

The professional obligations of physicians are demanding, and health care environments often provide challenging practice conditions. Career longevity in medicine takes reflection, planning, and healthy self-care habits. This residency program invests a significant amount of didactic time to teaching critical foundational skills for professional sustainability in the Transitional Year Professional Development Series.

The residency also hosts a Journal Club throughout the year. Focused on evidence-based medicine, the Transitional Year Journal Club centers on resident-peer presentations of literature with accompanying mini lessons about related EBM topics. Residents also have opportunity to present a journal article at the Hospitalist Journal Club during the Internal Medicine wards block.

Application of continuing quality improvement (CQI) skills via participation in a CQI project is required for each resident. Residents present their projects and related findings to peers as a CQI presentation. Those residents choosing to complete a research elective share their work in a resident-peer research presentation.

Finally, residents are invited to attend a wide array of didactics from all related clinical service lines (EM, IM, Surgery, Peds and more) and from just about every IU School of Medicine academic department.

Presentation requirements: TY journal club (1) Hospitalist journal club (1), TY continuous quality improvement project (1), research summary (research elective only).