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Learning Opportunities

The curriculum of the Transitional Year Residency is well-rounded with exposure to a wide variety of patients, conditions and practice settings. Residents benefit from the guidance of IU School of Medicine's outstanding clinical faculty, who are practicing physicians at IU Health.

Core Clinical Rotations

Ward Medicine 3 blocks
ICU 2 blocks
General Surgery 1 block
Ambulatory Medicine 1 block
Emergency Medicine 1 block
Electives 4 blocks

  • Elective Rotations

    Adolescent Medicine and Pediatrics
    Chronic Pain
    Critical Care/Pulmonary
    EP Cardiology 
    Infectious Diseases
    Interventional Radiology
    Palliative Care
    Plastic Surgery
    Psychiatric Medicine 
    Radiation Oncology
    Rehabilitation (PM&R)
    Sports Medicine 

    Please visit the ACGME website to check specialty requirements and recommendations.

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Didactic Curriculum

Transitional Year residents are invited to attend a wide array of didactics from affiliated clinical service lines and academic departments at IU School of Medicine.

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Residents are involved with research and scholarly activity. Residents are required to participate in the Graduate Medical Education Annual Research Symposium by the end of the year.

Learning Environment

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is a major non-profit teaching hospital with 360 beds and the largest medical education program in Indiana outside Indianapolis. The hospital serves as a tertiary referral center and teaching hospital for east central Indiana. Ball Memorial Hospital was recently named as one of the top 100 teaching hospitals in the United States.

Residents benefit from training in the supportive learning environment fostered by both IU Health and IU School of Medicine. The Transitional Year Residency is supported by several other IU School of Medicine residency programs and by numerous IU Health clinical service lines.

The Transitional Year Residency has full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Active in medical education for more than 70 years, the Ball Memorial Hospital provides internships and residency programs for more than 50 house staff members representing family medicine, internal medicine and transitional year. We have a proud tradition of excellence in educating doctors. Ball Memorial Hospital is one of the premier training locations in the nation, and our compassionate, supportive atmosphere also makes us one of the friendliest.