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With a city population of nearly 800,000 and a total metropolitan area population of over 1,500,000, Indianapolis is 13th largest in the United States in city population and 29th in metropolitan population. This is large enough to support a richly diverse cultural environment yet small enough to maintain an affordable and neighborly community.

Downtown Indianapolis (a few minutes from the IU Medical Center) is the city's crown jewel. It is a classic example of urban restoration in the midst of new hotels and office buildings of outstanding architectural design. It supports a range of activities, from shopping to fine dining, from sporting events to musicals. Day or night, something exciting is happening in downtown Indianapolis!

The surrounding neighborhoods have a variety of activities to offer as well. Broad Ripple is the heart of the art community, hosting the region's largest outdoor art events. Eagle Creek Park, a 4,200-acre natural park, is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast as it is home to trails for hiking or biking, courses for golfing and a reservoir for sailing or rowing.

Indianapolis, Indiana (a large city with a small town feel) adds to our  educational environment.  There are a great many things to do in our city.  Whether it be spending time in the downtown (click here) , watching a Colt’s game (click here), go to a spring baseball game at Victory Field (click here), visiting the Indianapolis Children’s Museum (click here),  Indianapolis Museum of Art (click here), or Zoo (click here), or watching a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (click here) we believe that Indianapolis has much to offer in addition to top quality residency education.

Thank you again for your interest in the anesthesiology residency at Indiana University.


Did you know Indianapolis...

  • …is the 14th largest city in the U.S. Indianapolis is a multi-cultural city with a wide array of sports, arts, culture and activities for singles, couples and families.
  • …has one of the lowest costs of living of all major metropolitan areas.
  • …was host to the 2012 Super Bowl. Indianapolis' Super Bowl Village transformed the heart of Downtown into a ten-day, three-block festival of free family-friendly fun including live concerts, interactive games and tailgate competitions.
  • …is the Amateur Sports Capital of the World with year round major sporting events from Olympic trials for swimming, diving and synchronized swimming to rowing regattas and golf championships.
  • …has the nation's largest municipal park fully within a city limit. Eagle Creek Park, located just 15 minutes from campus, is six times the size of Central Park in New York. With a 1,400 acre lake and 3,900 acre park, Eagle Creek offers a nature preserve, cross country skiing trails, swim beach, 18-hole golf course, canoe, kayak, catamaran and sailboat rentals, wind-surfing lessons, pedal boat rentals and over 10 miles of hiking and biking trails.
  • …has some of the best hiking, rowing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing in the Midwest. Enjoy the peace and quiet of Eagle Creek Lake or the thrill of a sailing regatta on Geist Lake. Eagle Creek Lake is rated one of the top competitive rowing venues in the nation.
  • …has a monorail to take you between campus sites and hospitals in downtown Indy. Indy is easy to navigate with a campus bus system, bike paths, public buses and an easily accessible highway system.
  • …is home to the Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts; home to the NBA Indiana Pacers; and hometown of one of the top WNBA teams, The Fever. Indianapolis is also home to the minor league baseball team the Indians , the Indiana Ice USHL team, the Indy Fuel minor league ice hockey team and the Indianapolis Trax of the MWHL.