Education and Training

Developing new generations of scientists and clinicians is a fundamental focus of IU School of Medicine. Musculoskeletal health research programs offer a variety of post-doctoral and fellowship training opportunities with IU School of Medicine scientists.

Musculoskeletal health clinical training is an integral part of several of the School of Medicine’s residency programs, notably Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Medical Student Education

At the undergraduate level, IU School of Medicine offers clinical electives that provide clinical training in a range of areas related to musculoskeletal health. Among these offerings are Primary Care Sports Medicine electives and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Clerkship for third-year med students, which includes comprehensive clinical training in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal diseases and how those diseases affect the lives of patients.

Many other elective clerkships are available–in Indianapolis and the school’s other campuses throughout Indiana.