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Residency Training

Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Surgery offers premiere residency training in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, plastic surgery, and vascular surgery as part of the mission to train the next generation of surgical leaders. All four programs have established skills and simulation curriculum for each year of training, allowing each trainee the opportunity to practice and develop clinical, operative and team-based skills. This department is committed to attracting the best and brightest surgical residency applicants to become a part of the longstanding tradition of training surgeon leaders at IU School of Medicine.

Surgical Residency in Indianapolis

Medical students who are considering a general surgery residency in Indianapolis can find out more about IU School of Medicine’s Graduate Medical Education program, including details on stipends, benefits, policies and more.

Office of the GME

Residency Recruitment during COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to significantly alter the landscape of residency recruitment for those in the 2022 Match. At IU School of Medicine Department of Surgery, we understand that for most of you, the 2022 Match will potentially place you in an unfamiliar city or state. We understand that many of you post-virtual recruitment will want to reach out and arrange an in person visit. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate such requests in our general, cardiothoracic, plastic, or vascular surgery residency programs.

IU School of Medicine is committed to the safety of patients, physicians, and staff during these uncertain times. It is because of this commitment that we will not promote or grant requests for in person visits. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Residency Programs

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
    The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at IU School of Medicine offers two different training pathways that lead to the American Board of Thoracic Surgery certification eligibility. Both pathways are structured to provide broad exposure to all aspects and disciplines of cardiothoracic surgery. Graduates are well prepared to enter either independent practice or advanced fellowship training.
  • General Surgery
    The General Surgery Residency Program at IU School of Medicine is a competitive five-year program that exposes residents to all facets of surgery, including trauma, vascular, pediatric, transplant and reconstructive surgery. Through this program, residents receive a solid broad-based clinical education and the opportunity to excel both in the operating room and at the bedside.
  • Plastic Surgery
    The Department of Surgery offers an accredited three-year independent Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as a six-year integrated Plastic Surgery Residency. Through this program, residents gain the clinical expertise and surgical skill set needed to perform complex procedures while mastering preoperative and postoperative care alongside ancillary health care personnel.
  • Vascular Surgery
    The Vascular Surgery Residency Program provides exceptional surgical training to residents interested in the treatment of thoracic, abdominal and soft-tissue diseases over the span of five clinical years with two additional years of dedicated research time after the PGY 2 year of training. Rotations through this program are structured to allow residents to provide continuity of care along with gaining an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of vascular surgery.