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Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency

IU School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program is known for its exceptional training, caring style and personalized attention. The program provides residents with diverse exposure to an extensive range of adult and childhood illnesses. With a focus on competency-based training, the program includes quality improvement, evidence-based medicine learning, professional development portfolios and clinic passports. The program’s team of accomplished faculty is focused on providing residents with the training, experience and skills needed to confidently pursue the next steps in a successful career. Each year the Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency program at IU School of medicine accepts 12-14 intern candidates.

Diverse Clinical Experience

Med-Peds 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 largecounty hospital. Residents train in these settings with different levels of autonomy at each site, which  helps build knowledge, skill and confidence in taking care of different types 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 experience with the full spectrum of diseases in all types of patients from a variety of cultures and backgrounds.

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


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

Research Training

The Department of Pediatrics ranks among the top 25 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.


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.

"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.


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.