Pediatric Education

About Us

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. Our nationally acclaimed faculty provide supportive, innovative instruction and guidance to ensure your success.

Medical Students

Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) is the only medical school in Indiana and the nation’s second largest medical school with over 300 students. For over 100 years we have educated physicians, offering an innovative competency-based curriculum and new facilities for patient care, research and education. Our Pediatric medical students consistently score well above the national average on standardized tests. The Department of Pediatrics is based at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Riley Hospital at IU Health provides exceptional, comprehensive care for the children of Indiana and an excellent learning venue for pediatricians. For more information see IUSM Office of Admissions.

Pediatric Clerkships, Electives and Visiting Students

MS III and MS IV clerkships and electives in pediatrics are coordinated by the Pediatric Clerkship Director, Assistant Director and Pediatric Clerkship Coordinator. For more information and help see Pediatric Medical Student Education.


IUSM has one of the largest residency programs in the nation and offers combined residency programs in Med/Peds, Peds/Psych/Child Psych, and EM/Peds. Residents receive broad training at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, one of the premier children's hospitals in the country and ranked #1 in the United States in treating complex illnesses (Natl. Assoc. of Children's Hospital and Related Institutions). Ten out of ten of Riley’s specialty programs are ranked in the top 20 in the 2012-2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Riley Hospital at IU Health has one of the largest pediatric outpatient clinics in the nation.

Our residency program also provides unique opportunities in community advocacy, global health, basic science and translational and clinical research. We work with you to choose selectives and electives to create your own individualized pathway. For more information see Pediatric Residency program.


IUSM offers Fellowship programs in 14 subspecialities. Each program is designed to help pediatricians develop leadership roles in their respective field, including expanded clinical skills, teaching, research and administrative leadership skills. Our faculty is dedicated to providing a stimulating and complete training program with focus on the individual. We pride ourselves on our high faculty to fellow ratio and collegial atmosphere. For details on specific Fellowship Programs see Fellowship.

Continuing Medical Education (CMEs)

Education and learning are continuing, lifelong endeavors. The following subpage contains links for faculty to develop clinical and teaching skills - residency policies, advisor tips, faculty development materials, schedules, and other resources.

Since we have trained two-thirds of the pediatricians in the state of Indiana, we actively work to continue a relationship and network to serve Indiana's children.

CME opportunities and information for graduates and community physicians can be found at the Division of Continuing Medical Education.

Research Education

Morris Green Scholars Program
The Morris Green Scholars Program is designed to provide additional support for pediatric residents and fellows who want to develop careers as pediatric researchers, physician scientists, and academic leaders. It provides additional support for research training through seminars, mentorship and funding. For more information see Morris Green Scholars Program.

MS in Translational Science

IUSM’s MS degree in Translational Science was created to help fill the gap in the need for a new breed of scientist with a hybrid training of basic science and clinical medicine. The MS degree provides a cross-disciplinary training mechanism for researchers that can produce a translational scientist with an understanding of human disease at both a basic and clinical level. For more information see MS in Translational Science.