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Education programs in the Department of Surgery at IU School of Medicine include collaborative residencies and subspeciality fellowships.

Medical Education Programs

The IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery is committed to the education and training of medical students, residents and fellows. Both residency and fellowship training programs are available for each of the six divisions within the department. Four residency training programs, eleven fellowship programs, and two Transition to Practice programs provide outstanding opportunities for learners to become surgeon leaders.

The department’s teaching faculty includes both generalist and specialists that provide broad-based surgical training in the fields of general surgery, trauma, cardiothoracic, congenital cardiac, thoracic transplant, abdominal transplant plastic, craniofacial, burns, transplant, colon-rectal, minimally invasive, hepatic-biliary-pancreatic, critical care, acute care, and pediatric surgery.

Clinical Sites

Primary training sites for surgical rotations include Riley Hospital for Children, IU Health Methodist Hospital, St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospital, IU Health North, IU Health West and Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital—all located in Indianapolis.

IU School of Medicine Surgery Student Interest Group (SSIG)

The student-lead Surgery Student Interest Group (SIG) provides opportunities to IU School of Medicine students at all levels of training to learn more about residency and fellowship opportunities in surgery. For more information about the surgery SIG group contact Megan Rendina, surgery clerkship coordinator.

Modern Medical Education

The IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery is committed to educating third- and fourth-year medical students on the fundamentals of surgical knowledge and care.

Collaborative Residencies

Residency programs offered through the IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery include general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, plastic surgery and vascular surgery.

Subspecialty Fellowships

The IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery offers multiple accredited fellowship programs following the conclusion of general surgery training.