Duane Allen, MD
My wife and I braved the couples match on our way to IU and have been thrilled with the results. Moving to a new city and leaving a group of close-knit friends was nerve-racking at first, but we couldn't be happier with Indianapolis. We knew to expect great academic medical centers and excellent training, but also have been particularly impressed with everything else. Indianapolis has the amenities of a big city, but feels much smaller with great pockets of local charm in places like Mass Ave, Broad Ripple, and Fountain Square. Before intern year, I was nervous I wouldn't have enough free time to enjoy life outside of the hospital but have been impressed with the program's approach to work-life balance that allows us to tour the local breweries, attend Colts games, and travel. The training environment itself has been wonderful as well. We have the chance to work in a variety of training environments, all located on the same campus. Between the VA, the community care at Eskenazi, the sub-specialized population of University, and the private setting at Methodist, we have the opportunity to see a wide range of disease processes and gain some perspective about what type of environment we may want to seek out once we're finished with training. I am thrilled to be here, and would absolutely rank IU at the top again.