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Find information about Indianapolis, resident wellness and work/life balance, and benefits in the Internal Medicine Residency at IU School of Medicine.

Resident Life


Visit Indy

The Indiana University School of Medicine–Indianapolis campus is located just a mile and a half from the center of downtown Indianapolis, which is ranked eighth by Forbes for best places in the nation for business and careers, with recognition for major health care industry contributions.

Indianapolis offers many opportunities for cultural and historical enrichment, including a symphony, theaters and museums. The award-winning Indianapolis Zoo, Children’s Museum and Conner Prairie also provide residents with cultural activities and entertainment year round. Learn more about sports, events and attractions Indianapolis has to offer on the Visit Indy website.

Resident Wellness

Indiana state fair sign   resident group photo

Our program has a dedicated resident-led Wellness Committee that organizes a variety of events throughout the year in order to promote resident well-being and foster comradery among residents. These events include dinner outings, ice cream socials, trivia nights, picnics, apple picking, bowling, attending sporting events, among many others. In addition, every December, we have our Holiday party at the Indiana Historical Society in downtown, Indianapolis. This is a wonderful time to celebrate the holiday season while catching up with faculty and residents from other classes.

resident baseball outing   residents at the Holiday party at the Indiana Historical Society

Annual Retreat

 residents at annual retreat   residents in bloomington indiana

Each year, our PGY2 residents have a two-day overnight retreat at a resort near Bloomington, Indiana. Through group discussions and team building activities, residents learn communication, leadership, and management skills needed to help them succeed as they step into their new supervisory roles.

residents riding on a bus   residents group photo outside in the grass

Committees and Interest Groups

A group of residents gathered to play sports.   A group of residents in discussion.

Based on residents’ interests, our program has multiple committees and interest groups. These include: professional committee, wellness/social committee, book club, plant club, multiple intramural teams, and specialty-specific groups.

 A group of residents gathered for an interest group.