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Education Programs

The Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine offers comprehensive training for pediatricians—from medical school to lifelong state-of-the-art learning modules for practicing physicians. The school’s nationally acclaimed pediatrics faculty provide supportive, innovative instruction and guidance to ensure the success of learners. Medical students, residents and fellows train alongside IU School of Medicine faculty at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Indiana’s only comprehensive children’s hospital. Consistently named one of America’s Best Hospitals with its clinical programs nationally ranked in the top 20 by U. S. News and World Report, Riley offers an outstanding venue for the Department of Pediatrics’ education programs.

In addition to training in complex care at Riley, pediatrics medical education provides experience in community and general pediatric clinics, giving learners a chance to work with diverse patient populations in a variety of settings. IU School of Medicine faculty pediatricians see more than 300,000 outpatient and inpatient visits annually. Nearly 90 percent of all Indiana children diagnosed with cancer are treated at Riley Hospital for Children, which is also home to Indiana’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Burn Unit, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program and Pediatric Dialysis Program.

MD Training

All third-year MD students complete a pediatrics clerkship that includes training in general pediatrics, subspecialty areas, inpatient and outpatient care. Fourth-year students may choose from a variety of pediatrics electives and engage in research opportunities.


Pediatric residents benefit from diverse clinical experiences, renowned faculty, and world-class clinical and research facilities in a dynamic, supportive and collaborative environment. With built-in flexibility to the program, residents can tailor their experience.


Pediatric fellowship training at IU School of Medicine is designed to develop academic leadership and clinical, teaching and research skills. The department offers 18 fellowship programs and encourages cross-specialty education and peer networking.