Family Medicine


Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital (Jasper)

The Indiana University School of Medicine Family Medicine Residency at Memorial Hospital in Jasper, launching in 2019, 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

Inmentoring young physicians to become the best family medicine physicians they can be, program faculty and staff go beyond teaching physicians to be competent by training exemplary family medicine physicians through the ACGME milestones of family medicine, as exemplified through the mission statement and 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.

Clinical Facilities

Upon completion in fall of 2018, a brand-new facility will house 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 will feature 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, compassionate patient care, which continues to earn national recognition.

Because this program is part of the Southwestern Indiana GME Consortium, IU School of Medicine Family Medicine residents will 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

Additional Program Faculty

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 – Jasper program 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.