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.