NAME: Nathan Timm
SPECIALTY: Family medicine
RESIDENCY MATCH: IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, IN
REACTION: “I was in Muncie for four years, and I got to see how strong of a program this is. I’m really excited to be a part of it!”
A close-knit medical family
Nathan Timm grew up in Highland, Indiana. Recently elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, he spent most of his medical education at IU School of Medicine’s campus in Muncie, Indiana. In Muncie, Timm enjoyed his close-knit community of classmates. Timm accredits much of his residency preparedness to his academic advisor and faculty mentor, as well as clinical experiences with IU School of Medicine training sites across the state.
Timm’s interest in family medicine was sparked by an elective at the Family Medicine Residency Center in Muncie, IN, which he completed last summer.
“While taking the family medicine elective, I absolutely fell in love with the specialty,” said Timm. “Working with the residents opened my eyes to the breadth of medical needs encompassed by family medicine and how crucial a good primary care physician is to the health of our patients.”
At home with the Luna-tic
Timm met his wife while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. In 2015, just before Timm started his second year of medical school, they married. The two share a home in Muncie with their energetic dog, Luna – who they affectionately call “Luna-tic.”
Timm and his wife, who is a nurse at Ball Memorial Hospital, are involved with The Jar Community Church and volunteer to respond to medical needs during church services. They proudly own an impressive collection of board games and enjoy inviting friends over for games on a regular basis.
Making memories in med school
Some of Timm’s fondest medical school memories come from a weekly book review at the home of Daryl Morrical, MD. Dr. Morrical and his wife provided Timm and his classmates with a welcoming environment, home-cooked meals and a spirited discussion on medicine-related literature. For Timm, Dr. Morrical represents compassion, learning, self-improvement and kindness – important tools in his journey through medical school.