The IU medicine program actually consists of 4 hospitals: IU Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Wishard Memorial Hospital, and Roudebush VAMC. When I was interviewing IUMC was the Cardiology/CV hub for the system but from what I understand that has all moved to Methodist Hospital (one of the later aspects of the IU-Riley-Methodist Merger which founded Clarian Health Partners). IUMC is subspecialty driven (ie pts get admitted to the GI service, liver service, pulmonary service, etc rather than admitting to a Medicine team and consulting subspecialists this has advantages and disadvantages).Hoosierdaddy said:Here are my general thoughts on the three IM programs in Indiana:
1. IU - IU is the typical academic medicine program. As a resident there, you rotate through Wishard (the county hospital for Indianapolis), Methodist (a large community "private" hospital), and the VA. All three hospitals are within 2 miles of each other. The training there is excellent. Residents have huge amounts of autonomy at Wishard and the VA. IU also offers every fellowship available through IM and tends to take there own residents for the more competitive fellowships (GI, Cards, etc). The only drawback to the program is that it's in Indiana, which makes it a little difficult to attract top medical students from outside the state. But if you're from Indiana and don't mind staying, IU is a great place to train for medicine.