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Learn about benefits, wellness and life in Indianapolis for pathology residents at IU School of Medicine.

Resident life in Indianapolis

The IU School of Medicine Indianapolis campus is located just a mile and a half from the center of downtown Indianapolis, which is ranked nationally for livability and ranked 8th by Forbes for best places in the nation for business and careers, with recognition for major health care industry contributions. Indianapolis is a fantastic city to explore and enjoy, and its remarkably low cost of living offers our residents and their families endless opportunities to do just that.

Life in Indy

Highly praised for its livability, Indianapolis is a fantastic city to explore and enjoy. Its remarkably low cost of living offers our residents and their families endless opportunities to do just that.

Foodies and craft beer connoisseurs find themselves overwhelmed with thriving restaurant and craft beer scenes. Sports fanatics can experience the largest single-day sporting event in the world at the Indy 500 or take in the atmosphere while cheering on one of many our professional sports teams, from the Indianapolis Colts, Indiana Fever and Indiana Pacers, to Indy Eleven soccer games, minor league baseball and hockey games.

Indianapolis offers many opportunities for cultural and historical enrichment, including a Symphony and other performance art organizations, theaters and museums. 

Indianapolis hosts the largest gaming convention in the country with GenCon that opens up every August. When it comes to music, Indy draws everything from national headliners playing at one of our large venues to local indie acts playing in one of the many pubs and restaurants.

The city also offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation, from enjoying any of our many running and biking trails to kayaking at Eagle Creek Park to making the short trip to one of the many state parks and nature preserves nearby to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

The many options for family fun include visiting the largest children’s museum in the world to enjoying a walk on Indy’s beautiful cultural trail, exploring any one of the city’s many beautiful parks, or why not take your family to the Indianapolis Zoo or visit our fantastic art museum, Newfields, hosting an amazing collection of the world's greatest artists' works.

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Social Events

As a resident of the pathology program, residents and fellows form a bond that extends outside the learning environment. Residents and fellows often go on outings, whether it be hiking in one of the many state parks, going to concerts, having dinner at one of the many restaurants or playing sports together. 

Attending the pathology program at IU School of Medicine is not just another school, it's a chance to create life long friendships and experience things that you would never be able to at other schools while attending a world class residency program.