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Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency

About the Program

As the third oldest Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency program, in addition to the largest with 56 residents, Indiana University School of Medicine is one of the premier Med-Peds training programs in the nation. Since its inception in 1982, 320 physicians have graduated to become leaders in health care within the state, across the country, and around the world. Educational, clinical, and scholarly opportunities within the IU School of Medicine system are truly unparalleled.  From individualized career planning to cutting edge collaborative research and global health, the Med-Peds program will takes residents where they want to go in their future career.

Med-Peds residents possess diverse backgrounds and bring their individual skills to further strengthen the program. The Med-Peds residency is firmly integrated within the categorical programs and well-respected across the medical campus. Although the program is relatively large in number with the Med-Peds and categorical programs, residents are provided the balance and ample social opportunity to develop the feel of a smaller program and strong ties as a tight-knit group.

Each year, the Med-Peds residency program accepts 14 interns. Half of each class begins their training in medicine, the other half in pediatrics, with each group rotating every 4 to 5 blocks. At the end of a successful 16-month internship period, residents are prepared to lead a team and assume supervisory responsibilities.

Diverse Clinical Experience

Medicine-Pediatrics residents train primarily at the School of Medicine’s Indianapolis campus, which includes five teaching hospitals, ranging from a top-ranked children’s hospital to a large county hospital. Residents train in these settings with different levels of autonomy at each site, which helps build knowledge, skill, and confidence in caring for a wide array of patients. These hospitals serve as a referral center for a population of 6.4 million people, and medical informatics systems link all facilities. The patient population at these clinical training sites in Indianapolis is large and diverse, offering residents exposure to the full spectrum of diseases in adults and children from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. In addition, residents will spend one half-day per week in their continuity clinic.

Residency in Indianapolis

Medical students who are considering an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics residency in Indianapolis can learn more about IU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education program, including details on admission requirements, stipends, benefits, policies and more.

Office of GME

Indianapolis Campus

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Current residents and program faculty share their perspective on the Med-Peds Residency program.

Research Training

The Department of Pediatrics ranks among the top 10 of the nation’s 125 academic medical centers in attracting research support from the National Institutes of Health. Federally funded grants include those that focus on cancer, vascular biology, bone disease, renal cell biology, sexually transmitted diseases, pharmacogenomics, liver disease, aging, diabetes, informatics, HSRD and immunobiology. Department faculty and fellows conduct hundreds of protocols to investigate new therapies. For Internal Medicine/Pediatrics residents, these research strengths provide exposure to ongoing clinical trials, contact with expert guest lecturers from around the world, opportunities for patient-oriented or bench research electives, and day-to-day interactions with our faculty. The Department of Medicine’s Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics is one of the oldest, largest and most comprehensive academic primary-care divisions in the nation, with more than 158 faculty.

Curriculum

The curriculum for the Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency trains residents to be effective primary care providers and perform as a manager of the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of care within the framework of the patient’s socioeconomic environment an expert in growth, development and adaptation across the individual’s lifespan. With more than 30 subspecialties between the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, Medicine/ Pediatrics residents enjoy considerable flexibility and choice in training to help each individual achieve his or her personal career goals and develop specialized skills through independent scholarly or leadership projects. They also have the opportunity to demonstrate citizenship through participation in residency and institutional committees.

Curriculum

"The strengths of the program have always been its size and scope, the successful integration of both departments, the diversity of our residents’ backgrounds and interests, and the quality of our faculty and our clinical experiences."

Tim Brady, MD, Program Director, Medicine-Pediatrics Residency

Faculty Mentors

Each resident is assigned either an internal medicine or pediatrics faculty advisor, often based on the resident’s career interests. The role of the faculty advisor is to meet regularly with residents to review their progress, assist in educational, career and/or personal counseling and provide faculty mentorship.

Evaluations

Each month, residents receive an electronic evaluation of their performance by faculty with whom they have most recently worked alongside. Residents’ progress is reviewed regularly through an evaluation committee and residents meet semi-annually with one of the program directors to chart their progress and set future goals. Residents also evaluate their rotations and faculty monthly, providing feedback that helps advance and improve the program.