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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 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:

  • Three 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
  • Comprehensive insurance coverage for resident and dependents
  • Free meals and on-site parking
  • 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 activity. 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 and 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, Indy Eleven), the nation's largest half marathon (OneAmerica Mini-Marathon) and the largest sporting event in the world, the IndyCar Indianapolis 500.
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.