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Life as a Fellow

The Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship program is in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Indianapolis is a fantastic city in which to live, offering our fellows and their families much to explore and enjoy. The city itself is well-ranked as a great place to live and the Indianapolis suburbs frequently hold spots in the top ten best places to live in the US with low cost-of-living, superb public education, and many parks and recreation activities available.

Whatever your interest, Indianapolis has something for you. If you are a sports fan, you can experience one of the largest single-day sporting events in the world at the Indy 500 or cheer on one of the professional sports teams including the Indianapolis Colts NFL team, Indiana Pacers NBA team, Indiana Fever WNBA team, Indy Eleven soccer team, Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball team, or Indy Fuel hockey team.

We have the largest children's museum in the world and have other fantastic museums and activities including the Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana Medical History Museum, NCAA Hall of Champions, Conner Prairie interactive history park, and Newfields art museum and nature park.

If you are a music fan the city has everything from national headliners to free concerts. Indianapolis also offers outdoor recreation, including many parks, running and biking trails, and kayaking. Learn more about our city from Visit Indy.

Benefits

Indiana University School of Medicine offers one of the best and most comprehensive benefits packages in the country including health and dental insurance with NO monthly premiums for fellows and their families, free life and disability insurance, free medical malpractice insurance, free parking at all hospitals, and tuition discounts at Indiana University for dependents and spouse.

Well-being and mental health are important to this program and IU School of Medicine. Fellows are encouraged to use their 4 weeks of vacation. IU School of Medicine offers many resources for wellness and provides free and confidential counseling services to residents and fellow physicians.