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Learn about resident well-being and life in Indianapolis at the IU School of Medicine Methodist Hospital Transitional Year Residency Program.

Promoting Well-being

The Transitional Year Residency emphasizes physician well-being and individual professional development. Residents participate in several program elements that are designed to teach skills and healthy habits that promote well-being and career longevity. Outside of clinical learning, residents enjoy the charm, culture and convenience of living in Indianapolis.

The Transitional Year Residency invests heavily in individual resident development, focusing on honing well-being practices, healthy self-care habits and lifelong learning skills. Residents are engaged in professional development and reflection activities over the course of the program. Additionally, the residency provides workshops focused on skills that enhance the physician’s ability to meet professional obligations and challenging practice conditions.

Resident Benefits

The Transitional Year Residency and IU School of Medicine are committed to maintaining a supportive environment that promotes resident well-being. Transitional Year residents enjoy the following benefits:
  • Four weeks paid vacation
  • June 23rd program end to ease transition to PGY-2 start
  • Paid leave days to support USMLE/COMLEX 3 testing
  • Competitive salary and low-cost Midwestern living
  • School- and program-level resident wellness policies
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage for resident and dependents at no additional cost
  • Free on-site parking
  • Meal allowances for clinical rotations
  • Individual resident CME stipend
  • Access to numerous online medical library resources

Learn more about resident benefits at IU School of Medicine

Hoosier Hospitality

Transitional Year residents enjoy exploring Indianapolis, a dynamic Midwestern city filled with charm, culture and convenience. Consistently ranked in Money’s "Best Places to Live in America," Indianapolis is home to a variety of neighborhoods with surrounding parks and cultural districts, a diverse population, leading education systems and a top-ranked airport. Vibrant downtown Indy offers arts, world-class museums, zoo and concerts. Residents enjoy lively nightlife, local wineries and a burgeoning restaurant scene. Also known as the “Amateur Sports Capital of the World,” Indy is host to collegiate sporting events, NCAA headquarters, numerous professional sports clubs (Colts, Pacers, Fever, Indy Eleven), the nation's largest half marathon (OneAmerica Mini-Marathon) and the largest sporting event in the world, the IndyCar Indianapolis 500.

two residents attending a dermatology conference
14th Indianapolis’ population rank among US cities

Explore Indy

Learn more about the community, amenities and opportunities available to residents who choose to train in Indianapolis.