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Fellow Life

Downtown Indianapolis

The training program is at the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Fellows spend about two-thirds of the training at the IU Health Sleep Disorders Center right off the canal. Indianapolis is a fantastic city to learn and live, offering our fellows and their families much to explore and enjoy. The city itself is well-ranked as a great place to live and the Indianapolis suburbs frequently hold spots in the top ten best places to live in the US with low cost-of-living, superb public education and many parks and recreation activities available. Whatever your interest, Indianapolis has something for you. If you are a sports fan, you can experience one of the largest single-day sporting events in the world at the Indy 500 or cheer on one of the professional sports teams including the Indianapolis Colts NFL team, Indiana Pacers NBA team, Indiana Fever WNBA team, Indy Eleven soccer team, Indianapolis Indians minor league baseball team or Indy Fuel hockey team. We have the largest children's museum in the world and have other fantastic museums and activities including the Indianapolis Zoo, Indiana Medical History Museum, NCAA Hall of Champions, Conner Prairie interactive history park and Newfields art museum and nature park. If you are a music fan the city has everything from national headliners to free concerts. Indianapolis also offers outdoor recreation, including many parks, running and biking trails and kayaking. Check out Visit Indy to learn more about our city.

Benefits, Conditions, and Terms of Employment

Indiana University School of Medicine offers one of the best and most comprehensive benefits packages in the country including health and dental insurance with no monthly premiums for fellows and their families, free life and disability insurance, free medical malpractice insurance, free parking at all hospitals and tuition discounts at Indiana University for dependents and spouse. Fellows also have access to free software and electronic textbooks, including many important sleep medicine textbooks.

Well-being and mental health are important to this program and IU School of Medicine. Fellows are encouraged to use their four weeks of vacation. IU School of Medicine offers many resources for wellness and provides free and confidential counseling services to residents and fellow physicians.

Social Events

fellows sit together at a restaurant

The program hosts a welcome social event to kick off the academic year as well as holiday and other social gatherings throughout the year. The academic year ends with the Pulmonary Division graduation to honor our sleep medicine and pulmonary/critical care fellows.