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IU School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education (GME) offers excellent benefits, including; 

  • Competitive salaries 
  • Health and dental insurance for residents/fellows, their spouses, and families
  • Free life insurance
  • Free disability insurance
  • Free medical malpractice insurance
  • Free parking at all hospitals
  • Free shuttle bus transportation provided between hospitals
  • 4 weeks of vacation per year
  • 3 personal days per academic year 
  • 10 days off per academic year for fellowship or job interviews for PGY3s
  • Meal money provided for on-call days
  • Allowance for scientific travel (i.e. conferences)
  • Indiana University Tuition Benefit for residents/fellows, their spouses, and dependent children
  • Free software, including over 200 programs and training courses for applications like Photoshop and Microsoft Office

Employment Terms and Benefits

Mental Health Services

At IU, we believe in the value of mental health care. Residents at IU School of Medicine have a range of options for mental health services and behavioral health care. IU School of Medicine provides free and confidential counseling services to resident and fellow physicians, including an opt-out arrangement. Available services include individual, couples and family, and group counseling; consultation; programming; and emergency intervention. Among concerns are adjustment, alcohol or drug-related difficulties, anxiety/stress management, body image, depression, disordered eating, emotional response to physician responsibilities, harassment, individual differences, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, sexuality, sexual victimization, and suicidal thoughts.

All individuals are treated with respect regardless of age, color, counseling concern, ethnicity, gender, marital/parental status, national origin, race, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Counseling is confidential in accordance with state laws and ethical guidelines. Counseling records are maintained in files separate from the student/house staff files and cannot be accessed by faculty, staff, administrators, parents or other student/house staff without the individual’s written permission.

Mental Health Services

Pregnancy Policy

The health of our residents and their pregnancies is a top priority. Beginning in spring of 2020 we have implemented a new pregnancy policy. Residents on their last trimester of pregnancy, and for two months postpartum, will not have any overnight shifts or any shifts longer than fourteen hours. In addition, we will attempt to accommodate any other health care needs that may arise during the course of the pregnancy.

Wellness Days

All trainees may take up to three personal days per academic year, for a maximum of nine personal days during their 36‐month residency period. Personal time is meant to improve resident health and well being by providing trainees with the flexibility to schedule doctor’s appointments, dentist’s appointments, car repairs, etc, and to encourage trainees to model healthy lifestyles for their patients.