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Residency Program at Memorial Hospital

The Indiana University School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital is a collaboration between IU School of Medicine, the sponsoring institution and Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana, the hosting organization. As a result of this partnership, this program offers the academic resources and conventions of a large, renowned academic center along with the high standards and traditions of a faith-based community hospital setting.

This program is an unopposed family medicine residency, accredited through ACGME, and it receives support from the Southwestern Indiana Graduate Medical Education Consortium and IU School of Medicine—Evansville campus.

Education Objectives

This program shapes young physicians to become the best family medicine physicians they can be. The faculty and staff at IU School of Medicine accomplish this by going beyond teaching physicians to be competent through the ACGME milestones of family medicine, as exemplified through the program aims:

  • Teaching and measuring competencies through the family medicine milestones.
  • Being role models of professionalism, compassion, leadership and scholarship.
  • Exposing residents to full horizon of care that is within the scope of family medicine.
  • Encouraging leadership in healthcare and the community.
  • Developing applications skills that comes from a broad knowledge base.
  • Developing an understanding of business models in healthcare.
  • Teaching physicians to become educators of other physicians, other healthcare professionals, patients, patient families and the community.
  • Promoting collegiality and better patient care through inter-professional collaboration.

Clinical Facilities

A new facility houses the IU School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Located two blocks from Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, the nearly 16,000 square foot clinic features 12 exam rooms, two treatment rooms, lab services and ample room for resident learning.

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, sponsored by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, offers a comprehensive range of acute medical services in a modern 137-bed facility. Over the past 65 years, Memorial Hospital has grown to include more than 30 specialties with approximately 100 Active Medical Staff in 33 health care centers in seven counties. The providers, staff and volunteers at Memorial Hospital focus on quality, safety and compassionate patient care, for which they continue to earn national recognition.

As part of the Southwestern Indiana GME Consortium, IU School of Medicine Family Medicine residents have additional opportunities for clinical experiences at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes and Deaconess Hospital and St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

Residency Program Faculty

Gerald R. Stroud, MD

Gerald R. Stroud, MD

Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, IU School of Medicine-Evansville
Scott A. Beckman, MD

Scott A. Beckman, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology, IU School of Medicine-Evansville
Mark A. Luff, MD

Mark A. Luff, MD

Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, IU School of Medicine-Evansville
David J. Rizk

David J. Rizk

Volunteer Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, IU School of Medicine-Evansville

Along with the physician faculty, residents in this program also benefit from the skills and leadership of Kristen Bree, FNP-C; Jessica Collins, FNP-C; and Jodi Richardson, MSW, LCSW, LCAC.

Compensation and Benefits

In addition to IU School of Medicine’s competitive stipends, PGY-1 trainees in the Jasper program receive a $10,000 educational stipend along with a $1,200 technology stipend and 21 paid vacation/sick days. PGY-2 residents receive a $5,000 educational stipend and 21 paid vacation/sick days and PGY-3 residents receive a $5,000 educational stipend and 28 paid vacation/sick days.

Other benefits of the IU School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital include paid state of Indiana licensing fees; AAFP membership dues; malpractice insurance; medical/dental insurance plans (paid in full for residents and family); disability and life insurance; cost of ABFM certification exam; cost of USMLE or COMLEX Step 3 registration fee; BLS, ACLS, NRP, Advanced Life Support for Obstetrics (ALSO), PALS and ATLS courses, online access to medical education resources; free parking; and two free monogrammed lab coats. Meals and scrubs are provided while on-call.